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Nobel Prize in Physics 2016: The rise of Topology ... or what's in a quantum vortex?

Location
Main lecture Theatre – Founder's Building
Date(s)
27/04/2017 (18:30)
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Nobel Prize in Physics 2016: The rise of Topology ... or what’s in a quantum vortex?

Dr Anna Posazhennikova
Department of Physics

The last decade has seen an explosion of interest in applications of Topology - an exciting area of Mathematics - to Physics.  The range of these applications is rather broad, from quantum information and quantum computation to condensed matter.

The foundation for this rise of Topology in Physics was laid in the 1970s by three British born Physicists: D J Thouless, J M Kosterlitz and F D M Haldane who predicted the existence of quantum vortices and were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize.

In this lecture, Dr Anna Posazhennikova, Royal Holloway Physicist, will discuss how Topology elucidates many mysteries of quantum matter and helps to shape modern Physics.

Science for Schools Lecture Series

All are welcome to this free public lecture and GCSE/A-level students in Mathematics and Physics may find it particularly suitable. 

For further information please contact:

physics.outreachroyalholloway.ac.uk



   
 
 
 

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