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The 183rd Nobel Symposium – Physics outreach programme 2022

Nobel Symposium, Public Event

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Nobel in Africa is a STIAS Initiative in partnership with Stellenbosch University, under the auspices of the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with funding from the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. These Public Lectures are organised as part of the Nobel Symposium in Physics on Predictability in Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the first in the Nobel in Africa – NOBEL SYMPOSIA Series.


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18 Oct, 17h00 – 18h30, University of the Western Cape
Cosmology: A Golden Era – Yin-Zhe Ma (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

20 Oct, 13hoo – 14h00, University of Cape Town
The Quantum Universe – Viatcheslav Mukhanov (LMU, Munich)

20 Oct, 18h00 – 19h30, Stellenbosch University
The Mystery of Black Hole Entropy – Erik Aurell (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

21 Oct, 16h30 – 19h00, Nelson Mandela University
Rise and take your position – Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
Universe – Neil Turok (University of Edinburgh)

21 Oct, 11h00 – 12h00, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Entanglement: From Theory to Quantum Computers – Francesco Petruccione (Stellenbosch University)

24 Oct, 16h30 – 18h00, Stellenbosch University
How Quantum Physics Democratised Music: A Meditation on Physics and Technology – Sir Michael Berry (University of Bristol)

31 Oct, 13h00 – 14h30, University of KwaZulu-Natal
UniverseNeil Turok (University of Edinburgh)
Learning the shape of the protein universe – Armita Nourmohammad (University of  Washington)

31 Oct, 18h00 – 19h50, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Complexity in Science – Mogens H. Jensen (University of Copenhagen)
Predicting the future: an old problem from a modern perspective – Angelo Vulpiani (National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Rome)

1 Nov, 10h00 – 12h00, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Fluctuation relations – Erik Aurell (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Why it is difficult to find something if you do not know what you are looking for? – Luca Gammaitoni (NiPS Lab, University of Perugia)

2 Nov, 16h00 – 17h00, University of the Witwatersrand
Learning the shape of the immune and protein universe – Armita Nourmohammad (University of Washington)

Download the full outreach programme here

The Nobel Symposium on Predictability in Science in the Age of AI will take place at STIAS from 24-28 October 2022.

Date and time

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 —
Wednesday, 2 November 2022


All times are in SAST (UTC+2)


Republic of South Africa

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

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