Michael Kosterlitz, Professor of Physics at Brown University, will give a lecture titled, “A Random Walk Through Physics to the Nobel Prize,” on Monday, April 23 at 3:00pm in Taylor Hall, Room 102. This event is free and open to the public.
The talk is the story of Kosterlitz’s random walk through physics via Cambridge, Oxford, Turin and Birmingham, finishing at Brown University. He describes his very crooked path through life including physics and his other life as a mountaineer. He will also include a simplified version of his work that won him the Nobel Prize in 2016.
This event is sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty, and the Physics/Astronomy, Mathematics, Science Technology and Society (STS), and Chemistry Departments.
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Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University to give lecture, “A Random Walk Through Physics to the Nobel Prize,” on April 23, 2018
Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, March 29, 2018