All talks start at 8.30pm in the Senior Parlour
Bruno Loureiro Vermandel
"Can black holes help reducing your commuting time?"
Probably not. However, in this talk, I would venture to convince you that these two concepts have more in common that you might expect. I will introduce the concept of quasi-particles and explain how it provides a framework for understanding many interesting phenomena in physics, but fails to describe others. Next, I will introduce a “recent” development called AdS/CFT or Holographic duality, and dare to claim this might be exactly the right tool to understand systems for which a quasi-particle picture breakdown. The aim will be to introduce the concept and explain, without fancy maths, what black holes might have to do with electrons.
“Centrosome Biology” [provisional]
'Living on Mars: A Beginner's Guide'?
“Is the East-West Education Stereotype True? An Inter-generational Study of Cognitive Skills in the UK and Hong Kong”
'Walking with Frank O'Hara'
"The evolution of Homo sapiens: Bio-cultural perspectives on the origins of our species"