Physics, Art, Mathematics, Science: Hidden Connections. A conference marking Sir Michael Berry’s 75th Birthday

1 April 2016, 10.00 AM - 1 April 2016, 5.00 PM

Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL

A one day conference:
'Physics, Art, Mathematics, Science: Hidden Connections'
marking Sir Michael Berry’s 75th Birthday will take place on 1 April 2016.  
Michael has spent 50 years as a member of staff in Bristol University. This conference will explore new frontiers in Quantum Physics and Chemistry, Chaos and Number Theory, subjects in which Michael made pioneering contributions.
There is an optional Conference Dinner on 31st March 2016 to be held in The Orangery at Goldney Hall.
09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.10 Professor Eric Heller (Harvard) - "Distance Mentoring: the Rewards  of Enjoying Sir Michael as Friend and Tutor"
10.50 Professor Jonathan Keating FRS (Bristol) ''From Quantum Chaology to the Riemann Zeta-Function''  
11.30 Break
11.50 Professor Ivo Souza (San Sebastian) "Berry Phase Effects for Electrons in Solids"
12.30 Lunch and Posters
14.15 Professor Sir Michael Atiyah FRS (Edinburgh) "Electrons, Entropy and Feynman"
14.55 Dr Matin Durrani (IOP Publishing) "Bores, Frogs and Rainbows"
15.10 Felice Frankel (MIT) "More than Pretty Pictures"
16.00 Sir Philip Campbell, Editor in Chief Nature "Music of the Spheres" (Powell lecture theatre)
16.40 Refreshments
Poster session:
PhD students and PostDocs are warmly invited to present their work at a lunchtime poster session, to be held in the Enderby lecture theatre.  If you wish to present a poster, please email John Newby:
Booking is now closed.
Student conference rate: Free
Standard conference rate: Free
Conference dinner: £50.00
Conference dinner for guests: £60.00 (Subject to VAT)

Contact information

John Newby
+44 (0) 117 928 8731
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Sir Michael Berry

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