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SUMMARY:Kyoto Prize at Oxford 2024: Dr Elliott H Lieb - My journey through
physics and mathematics - Dr Elliott H Lieb (Princeton University)\, Prof
essor Shivaji Sondhi (University of Oxford)
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DESCRIPTION:I present snapshots of my seventy-year journey through the wor
ld of science\, first as a would-be engineer\, then as a physicist and lat
er as a mathematician and a mathematical physicist.\n\nIn many encounters
with colleagues in different areas of research I learned that mathematics
and a mathematical perspective can be pivotal in developing our thinking a
bout physics. This fundamental connection between mathematics and physics
was not always accepted at the beginning of my career\, and it was even vi
gorously denied by some mathematicians and physicists. I mention some of m
y work to illustrate the value of mathematical physics for theoretical phy
sics and to pure mathematics\, the first being the Polaron bound found wit
h K. Yamazaki in Kyoto in 1957. Another is the "ice problem"\, where I cal
culated the number of ways to colour a chess board with only three colours
so that neighbouring squares never have the same colour.\n\nProfessor Ell
iott H Lieb is introduced by Professor Shivaji Sondhi\, Wykeham Professor
of Physics\, University of Oxford. The lecture is followed by a Q&A.\nSpea
kers:\nDr Elliott H Lieb (Princeton University)\, Professor Shivaji Sondhi
(University of Oxford)
LOCATION:Blavatnik School of Government (in person and online)\, Radcliffe
Observatory Quarter OX2 6GG
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