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Public Lecture — Music and Noise
12 Jan 2023 • University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
What distinguishes music from noise? What is agreeable to hear and what is not? Cannot the sound of a waterfall be soothing, relaxing and inspiring? On the opposite, aren't some of the most crafted musical compositions among the most difficult ordeals to go through for many? Is the choice of what constitutes art and what constitutes chaos an artistic, cultural, subjective one or, is there a scientific fingerprint that can, breaking down what we hear into frequencies and power spectra, identify what makes a sound one worthy of an orchestra? In this musical talk, Dr del Valle will discuss the Physics of music and explore unsuspected corners of this intemporal humane practice, showing us a way to their possibly happy encounter with the modern concept of noise music.
Event listing ID:
1517812
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Diagram – Map – Miniature. Visualising the Continents in Medieval Europe
13 Jan 2023 • Dresden, Germany
Organizer:
Network Topographic Visual Media
Abstract:
A lecture by Christoph Mauntel (Universität Tübingen)
Event listing ID:
1518230
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UNESCO World Logic Day 2023
14 Jan 2023 • online, Any Location (virtual event)
Abstract:
The Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH) and its member organisation, the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST), are coordinating the dynamic and global annual celebration of World Logic Day aiming at fostering international cooperation, promoting the development of logic, in both research and teaching, supporting the activities of associations, universities and other institutions involved with logic, and enhancing public understanding of logic and its implications for science, technology and innovation.
Event listing ID:
1520069
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Workshop TGM127 — Communicating Mathematics for the Public
24 Jan 2023 - 25 Jan 2023 • Cambridge , United Kingdom
Organizer:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI)
Event listing ID:
1519791
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Public Lecture — Is it Possible to Build a Star on Earth?
26 Jan 2023 • Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
This talk is the story of how, in the absence of a lab the size of a star, we are attempting to make fusion into an energy source for the future.
Event listing ID:
1517899
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Old News? Time, Memory and Conflict in Story Maps of the Dutch Revolt (ca 1630–1640) Made in Amsterdam and Antwerp
26 Jan 2023 • online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Warburg Institute
Event listing ID:
1518284
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SoCal Greater Los Angeles Mappers In-Person Event
04 Feb 2023 • Santa Monica, United States
Abstract:
The SoCal Greater Los Angeles Mappers of the California Map Society invite you to join us for an in-person gathering in a member's home 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. Bring your favorite map or anything map-related or...just come on over. We are a friendly bunch who welcome everyone at any level of map-knowledge and interest! Light refreshments will be served.
Event listing ID:
1518383
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Panorama, map of the surroundings, guest list – 19th-Century spa towns and their topographical media
10 Feb 2023 • Dresden, Germany
Organizer:
Network Topographic Visual Media
Abstract:
A lecture by Oliver Sukrow (Technische Universität Wien)
Event listing ID:
1518305
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Public Lecture — The Nature of Cosmic Geometry
16 Feb 2023 • online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
This talk will provide an overview of the intricacies and the interplay between black holes and the motion of matter-energy with respect to the local structure of spacetime that surrounds them. A general description of the structure of spacetime surrounding a rotating black hole will also be provided.
Event listing ID:
1517898
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Remapping and place naming in Beautiful Dachau
21 Feb 2023 • online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
Abstract:
A lecture by Alan Marcus (University of Aberdeen)
Event listing ID:
1518281
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Public Lecture — The Physics of Advanced Nuclear Reactors
23 Feb 2023 • University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
In this lecture, Dr Taylor, a Reactor Physicist at Moltex, will describe some of the pros and cons of nuclear—to help you judge nuclear power relative to the other options for reaching net zero. A summary will be presented of the status of advanced nuclear technologies in the UK and internationally, including the molten salt reactor designs being developed by Moltex. The fascinating physics of these systems will be demonstrated, and the key challenges which physicists can solve to unlock their potential.
Event listing ID:
1517853
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Mapping Revolution, Mapping Slavery: the Vicomte de Rochambeau and Cartographic Dreams of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity in the Caribbean
02 Mar 2023 • online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Warburg Institute
Event listing ID:
1518368
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FOSSGIS-Konferenz 2023
15 Mar 2023 - 18 Mar 2023 • Berlin, Germany
Organizer:
Die FOSSGIS 2023 wird vom gemeinnützigen FOSSGIS e.V, der OpenStreetMap Community und dem Geographischen Institut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin veranstaltet.
Abstract:
Vom 15.-18. März 2023 findet die FOSSGIS-Konferenz an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin im Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum in Berlin-Adlershof statt. Ziel der FOSSGIS ist die Verbreitung von Freier und Open-Source Software für Geoinformationssysteme (GIS) sowie Open Data, beispielsweise der OpenStreetMap. Auf der FOSSGIS tauschen sich Anwender:innen und Entwickler:innen aus, es gibt spannende Vorträge über neuste Entwicklungen im GIS- und Open Data Bereich. Themen wie Digitale Souveränität, Open Science, FAIR Prinzipien und öffentliche Ausschreibungen mit FOSS werden diskutiert.
Event listing ID:
1526678
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Public Lecture — Physics Olympiads and How to Train a "Genius"
16 Mar 2023 • University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) branched from its somewhat more famous and acknowledged mathematical ancestor. Just like the latter, the physics olympiads helped to recognise and develop countless talents and brought many geniuses into the world of physics research. Dr Cherotchenko will give a tour of the movement's history and will share her experience in training young physics prodigies as well as her thoughts on how independent original research is different from solving extremely hard olympiad problems in physics. A talk not to be missed for amateurs of solving difficult problems, in real or life, as well as for anybody interested in competition at the highest level.
Event listing ID:
1517840
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Public Lecture — Electric Vehicle Charging
16 Mar 2023 • Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
The electrification in this world is being accelerated due to obvious environmental reasons and electric mobility is an important contributor for this transition. To make this happen, it is essential to have an equivalent penetration of electric vehicle (EV) chargers so the infrastructure is there to support the growth. Also, it is important to offer the best EV charging experience for the drivers as well as asset management solution for the owners. In this talk, Tianning Xu, the Director of Engineering from ChargePoint, a leading electric mobility charging solution provider in the market, will explain how and why EV charging is playing a critical role in this transformation as well as outlining the challenges ahead including the implication on the grid/vehicles.
Event listing ID:
1517916
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Teachers' Conference — What’s in a crystal? – A quantum universe
01 Apr 2023 • Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Carl Sagan is famous for saying that there are more stars in our Universe than there are grains of sand covering the world’s beaches. What Sagan didn’t say is that a single grain of sand has more electrons than stars in the Universe. What do these many electrons do in a crystal? They form a quantum universe. In this conference, we will explore the confluence of recent exciting developments on this many-electron world in crystals.

This Teachers’ Conference, to be held in coordination with a week-long KITP conference entitled “Topology, Symmetry and Interactions in Crystals: Emerging Concepts and Unifying Themes,” will catalyze conversations on this prototype topic of quantum physics and how to bring it to the classrooms.

Event listing ID:
1519896
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Public Lecture — Dangerous Experiments in Physics
20 Apr 2023 • University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
As in every other enterprise of exploration, Science can be quite a risky business. Some of the most dangerous experiments ever performed — like the Trinity test, with controlled fusion, with the Large Hadron Collider close to creating black holes, at the Extreme Light Infrastructure on the verge of tearing out space time — are within the realm of Physics (experiments in biology and/or with people can also be notoriously nasty). Dr Khechara and his team, who regularly go where nobody went before, will give an overview of some of the most dangerously mad experiments ever performed and will actually proceed to bring some of them on stage, putting themselves at risk against the elements of nature, in a fight against electricity, radioactivity, gravity, chemistry, light and matter - all in under one hour.
Event listing ID:
1517946
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The graphics of knowledge in the twelfth-century Tournai maps of Asia and Palestine
27 Apr 2023 • London, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Warburg Institute
Event listing ID:
1518323
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Maps that made history: the map collections of Leiden University Libraries
02 May 2023 • online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
Abstract:
A lecture by Martijn Storms (Leiden University Libraries)
Event listing ID:
1518322
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Public Lecture — In Search for the Origin of Mass
11 May 2023 • University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
One could say that the universe is both very simple and very complicated. It is very simple in the sense that we know of basic fundamental laws and principles that rule its behaviour, from particles to the cosmos as a whole, in an incredible amount of detail. Mass, for instance, one of the key concepts in physics, arises from the so-called Higgs mechanism of breaking the symmetry of a field that becomes nonzero due to its Mexican hat potential. Yet it is complicated because as consequences of such physical laws we are faced with mysteries such as most of the universe consisting of dark matter and dark energy, which are there in the theory to account for what we see, but that is not in plain sight when we look up in the sky. In this final talk of the Wolverhampton lecture series, Professor Nikolopoulos, one of the physicists who discovered the Higgs boson, will discuss the origin of mass in the universe and what we currently know about dark matter.
Event listing ID:
1517910
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Magnetism Matters: Early Modern Commerce, Practices and Frameworks in the Iberian Empires
18 May 2023 • London, United Kingdom
Organizer:
The Warburg Institute
Event listing ID:
1518365
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Workshop — Geometry: Education, Art, and Research
07 Jul 2023 - 09 Jul 2023 • Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station (BIRS) / UBCO
Abstract:
Geometry is all around us. The circles and triangles of the Ancient Greeks have never left us. Film, art, and architecture ha ve all been touched by mathematics and geometry. 3D printing, robotics, and origami are a new wave of geometry. At Geometry: Education, Art, and Research, leading researchers pair up with educations and artists to push the boundaries of contemporary geometry.
Event listing ID:
1523483


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