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Using field theory to understand material reality

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. 

The three talks explored how the concept of a classical field arose and we discovered that the vacuum is a complex dynamical system, the quantisation of fields and the application of field theory to particle physics, and how field theory is used to model the long-range behaviour of intrinsically discrete condensed-matter systems.