Balliol Online Lecture: 'Symmetries in Physics'
It is not an exaggeration to say that the single most important concept in our modern understanding of physics is that of symmetries. Whether in Newtonian mechanics, Einstein’s relativistic theories, or modern quantum field theory, symmetry principles are the essential ingredient to facilitate descriptive and predictive models of “nature”. In this Balliol Online Lecture, Dr Ling Lin, Walker Early Career Fellow in Mathematical Physics at Balliol College, will explore the basic ideas of symmetries and their unreasonable effectiveness in theoretical physics.
Date: 13 June 2023, 17:00 (Tuesday, 8th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Dr Ling Lin (Balliol College, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Balliol College
Organiser: Alexander Still (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Balliol College Online Lecture Series
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Alexander Still