UAB, 9 MAY 2018: Feynman Talks to celebrate the Feynman Year at Campus UAB
This year 2018 we celebrate the centenary of Richard P. Feynman, one of the greatests scientists of the XX century. The Campus UAB will host a cycle of Feynman Talks in different research centers. The first one, by Prof. David Kaiser, from MIT, will be at the Faculty of Science of UAB (Sala d'actes) on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 at 12 pm.
- David Kaiser "Following his own path: the life and science of physicist Richard Feynman"
Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 12 pm, Sala d'Actes Facultat de Ciències, UAB
The rest of the talks will be the following (see program here):
- Guillermo Orts-Gil "One day with Mr Feynman"
Friday, 18 May 2018 at 12 pm, Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB
- Pablo Ordejón (ICN2) "Feynman: the Jules Verne in Physics"
Friday, 25 May 2018, 12 pm, Sala d'Actes Pepe Millán, IMB-CNM
- Roundtable with: Álvar Sánchez (UAB), Clara Florensa (CEHIC), Xavier Roqué (CEHIC) and Anna May (ICMAB) "Was Feynman right?"
Monday, 4 June 2018, 12 pm, Seminari CEHIC, CEHIC
- Joan Bausells (CNM) "Nanoelectronics and Feynman"
Friday, 15 June 2018, 12 pm, Seminar Room, ICN2
- Toni Pou (Diari ARA, Eduscopi) "Feynman: la vida és millor amb ciència (i amb humor!)"
Friday, 22 June 2018, 12 pm, Maxwell Auditorium, ALBA Synchrotron
We would like to thank all the speakers and all the research centers that have made possible this cycle of talks.
The organizers of the Feynman Year are the group EspaiNANO, from the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), which have created the website www.feynmantotal.cat, in which all the organized events can be found. The Feynam UAB Talks receive the collaboration of the ICMAB, the ICN2, the CEHIC, the UAB, the US Consulate in Barcelona, the ALBA Synchrotron, and the IMB-CNM.
About David Kaiser
David Kaiser is professor of the History of Science and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). He is author os several books, highlighting Drawing theories apart: the dispersion of Feynman diagrams in Postwar Physics(2005), in which he explains how the quantum theory of Feynman became popular, or How the hippies saved Physics: science, counterculture, and the quantum revival (2011), centered in the efforts by physicists to understand strange phenomenon such as quantum entanglement. Kaiser co-leads a research group on cosmology at MIT, and an international collaboration in which they study the bases of the quantum theory. Kaiser is member of the American Society of Physics and has received prestigious awards for teaching at MIT. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Nature, as well as The New York Times and The New Yorker, and in TV programs in NOVA TV, National Public Radio and BBC.
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