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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 12 February 2020

IMEMS/CVAC Workshop: Pilgrimage, Miracle and Art

9:30am to 11:30am, Senate Suite, Robert Maniura

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


IMEMS Workshop with Dr Maniura

9:30am, Senate Suite, University College, Durham University

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Steve Tobias: The generation of large-scale magnetic fields via dynamo action in astrophysics

1:00pm, TLC129

The origin of the large-scale magnetic fields of astrophysical objects remains one of the great unsolved problems of theoretical astrophysics. From planets (including exoplanets) to stars and galaxies, astrophysical objects typically are observed to have organised magnetic fields with systematic properties. For example, the eleven-year solar cycle is a remarkable example of spatio-temporal organisation emerging from a turbulent astrophysical system. In this talk I shall show some observations of astrophysical magnetic fields, before briefly reviewing our current understanding, highlighting limitations of our current theories, and the somewhat perplexing role of magnetic helicity conservation. I shall conclude by proposing possible avenues for future research suggested by recent results of dynamos with large-scale shear flows and helicity loss.

Contact Christopher Prior for more information about this event.


Research Seminar: Reflections on education and research over five decades: The good, the bad and the ugly

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED134, David Galloway, Emeritus Professor at the School of Education

Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Clare Wallace: What are the chances?

1:00pm, CG91

The Monty Hall problem is a well-known example of a question in probability whose answer is unintuitive. Beginning with cars and goats, and travelling past princesses in towers, poisonous frogs, and some cryptic comments from our parents, we will take a whirlwind tour of some other "controversial" probability models, and (hopefully) settle on some answers!

Contact themistoklis.botsas@durham.ac.uk, clare.wallace@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - The Science and Art of Fibres

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Grey College, Dr Suzie Protiere (Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University)

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Film Screening Yo soy la Juani/My name is Juani (dir. Bigas Luna, 2006) and Q&A with filmmaker Santiago Garrido Rua

6:00pm to 8:00pm, ER141, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

Contact renata.taylor@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.