7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 12 January
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Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature.
His latest book explores essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works.
In this talk Frank shows how we can construct the vast edifice that is modern science with only a few fundamental assumptions.
Join Frank as he discusses what we know and how we know it, with a glimpse of what we may soon discover.
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Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Frank has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology and the physics of materials. His current research focus includes Axions, Anyons, and Time Crystals. These are concepts in physics which he named and pioneered. Each has become a major focus of world-wide research.
In recent years Frank has become fascinated with prospects for expanding perception through technology. He is developing hardware and software tools for this.
He has authored several well-known books, and writes a monthly 'Wilczek's Universe' feature for the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “Fundamentals”, will be released in January 2021.
Wilczek received a B.S. at the University of Chicago in 1970, and a PhD in physics at Princeton University in 1974. Currently he is the Herman Feshbach professor of physics at the MIT; Founding Director of the T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University; and Professor at Stockholm University.
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