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Institute of Advanced Study


Understanding and Representing Scale: Physics and Scale: from attophysics to atoms, biology and the Universe - workshop

Room OC218, Department of Physics, Durham University

The Physics department is hosting a special event on the Physics of Scale on July 4th-5th, 2017.

As part of the Durham Institute of Advanced Study theme of Scale, this one day workshop will explore the notion of scale in physics from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will cover the history, notions and uses of scale from the smallest lengths accessible in particle physics, via the emergence of phenomena at intermediate scales, and on to the large-scale structure of space and time.

The confirmed speakers for the event are:

Stephen Blundell, University of Oxford;
Steven Bramwell, University College London;
Carlos Frenk, Durham University;
Robin Hendry, Durham University;
Tom McLeish, Durham University;
Franz Muheim, University of Edinburgh;
Trevor Wishart, Durham University;
Jo Wolff, Kings College London

The workshop will take place on July 4 - July 5, 2017 (lunchtime to lunchtime) in room OC218 and all are welcome to attend. Further details, including a programme, will be made available via the event website:

Contact Dr Tom Lancaster for further information.

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DATE Change:
Understanding and Representing Scale: Physics and Scale: from femtophysics to atoms, biology and the Universe - workshop.
Now takes place on 4th & 5th July (not 3rd and 4th July).