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Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics events

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:30

The fourth installment of the Mornings of Theoretical Physics was devoted to the physics of plasma – the fourth state of matter, the fabric of much of the visible universe (from stars to galaxies to intergalactic space), the fuel of fusion reactors – and a relatively recent addition to the core activities of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:30

At this event the speakers examined the implications of recent astrophysical experiments for physics beyond the Standard Model, considering the connections between cosmology and particle theory.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:30

The physics of living matter was explored in this second event: addressing current ideas surrounding active materials - such as cells and microorganisms - and systems, discussing how these systems naturally provide a testing ground for theories of non-equilibrium statistical physics, and how evolution finds solutions in hyper-astronomically large search spaces.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:30

The topic of the inaugural event on 22 June 2013 was the discovery in the 20th century that the vacuum is a complex dynamical system and that material reality consists of nothing but excited vacuum.