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Nobel Prize 2016: the rise of Topology or what’s in a quantum vortex

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Founders Auditorium, Founders Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

Egham, Surrey TW200EX

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The last decade witnessed an explosion of interest in applications of Topology (an exciting area of Mathematics) to Physics. The range of these applications is rather broad: from quantum information and quantum computation to condensed matter. The foundation for this rise of Topology in Physics was laid, however, in the 1970-s by three British born Physicists: D.J. Thouless, J. M. Kosterlitz and F. D. M. Haldane who predicted the existence of quantum vortices and were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize.

In this evening lecture, suitable both for Physics and for Maths fans, Dr. Anna Posazhennikova, Royal Holloway Physicist, will discuss how Topology elucidates many mysteries of quantum matter and helps to shape modern Physics.

If you would like to book a school group up to this event, please contact physics.outreach@rhul.acuk.

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Please note that this evening lecture will take place in Founders' Auditorium, in the iconic Founders' Building.



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Is there an age limit for the lecture?

No, the lecture is open to everyone. It is, however, primarily aimed at a GCSE/A-Level audience with an interest in science.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Information on how to get to our Egham campus can be found here.

Parking is available on campus, please use Car Park 12. A map of the campus can be found here.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please get in touch either via email:

physics.outreach@rhul.ac.uk

Or by calling:

01784 27 6465

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a registration will be taken at the door, there is no need to bring your ticket.

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Founders Auditorium, Founders Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

Egham, Surrey TW200EX

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