Frans Pretorius, Professor of Physics at Princeton University, will talk about black holes, one of the most fascinating predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
SISSA colloquium - QUANTUM PHYSICS AND SOME UNDERESTIMATED CONSEQUENCES (CAN SCIENCE SAVE THE WORLD?)
Professor Sergio Doplicher will discuss how and why Quantum Mechanics has shown that his rational thoughts do not give order and shape to the outside physical world in the intuitive form evolution led us to develop.
From the chaos theory to the formulation of the theory of quantum gravity, including a revision of quantum mechanics: these will be the themes addressed at SISSA on the occasion of the next Sciama Lecture, featuring British meteorologist Tim Palmer.
Thomas Cremer will speak about Nuclear architecture and function studied in space and time: origins, current state and perspectives
Prof Stefan Hell will talk about far-field optical nanoscopy: principles and recent advancements
Claudio Tuniz will present the applications of new instruments and methods in palaeoanthropology and how they can reveal the inner structure of fossil remains from archaic humans and proto-humans, including their brain case, hyoid, labyrinth and other bones that are crucial for human evolution studies. The entire genomes of extinct human species can now be sequenced and compared with the genome of H. sapiens, providing a precise timescale for human evolution.
Licia Verde will discuss what has been learned from precision cosmology and speculate on what the future might hold. The COBE satellite announced and published the observation of the primordial seeds of cosmic structure about 20 years ago. The 2006 Nobel Physics prize recognized these results as " the inception of cosmology as a precise science". Since COBE, cosmology has been hit by an avalanche of data: representative portions of the observable Universe are being mapped out in details and extremely ambitious surveys are being planned for the future.
THE REGULATING ROLE OF NERVE GROWTH FACTOR in stress and coping of rodents and humans
SECOND THOUGHTS ON THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
NEURAL CODES FOR 2D AND 3D SPACE in the hippocampal formation of bats