NOBEL IN AFRICA

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. 

The first Nobel Symposium held in Africa was hosted at STIAS from 18 October to 2 November 2022 in the area of Physics. Public Lectures were organised as part of the symposium, titled the NOBEL SYMPOSIA SERIES. These were presented on several campuses across South Africa. NITheCS assisted with this outreach programme.

The full set of lectures in the Outreach Programme are listed below.

The 183rd Nobel Symposium Physics outreach programme

NOBEL SYMPOSIA SERIES

Prof Armita Nourmohammad

‘Learning the shape of the immune and protein universe’
Prof Armita Nourmohammad (University of Washington, USA)
Venue: University of the Witwatersrand and online
2 November 2022

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Prof Erik Aurell & Prof Luca Gammaitoni

Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal and online
1 November 2022
ABSTRACT

‘Fluctuation Relations’
Prof Erik Aurell (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm)
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‘Why it is difficult to find something if you do not know what you are looking for’
Prof Luca Gammaitoni (Università di Perugia, Italy)
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Prof Mogens Hogh Jensen & Prof Angelo Vulpiani

Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal and online
31 October 2022
ABSTRACT

‘Complexity in science’
Prof Mogens Hogh Jensen (University of Copenhagen)
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‘Predicting the future: An old problem from a modern perspective’
Prof Angelo Vulpiani (University of Rome)
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Prof Neil Turok & Prof Armita Nourmohammad

Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal and online
31 October 2022
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‘Universe’
Prof Neil Turok (University of Edinburgh)
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‘Learning the shape of the protein universe’
Prof Armita Nourmohammad (University of Washington)
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Prof Sir Michael Berry

‘How Quantum Physics Democratised Music: A Meditation on Physics and Technology’
Prof Sir Michael Berry (Bristol University)
Venue: Lecture Hall 3010, Jan Mouton Building, Stellenbosch University and online
24 October 2022

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Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher & Neil Turok

Venue: Nelson Mandela University and online
21 October 2022
ABSTRACT

‘Rise and Take Your Position’
Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
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‘Universe’
Prof Neil Turok (University of Edinburgh)
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Prof Francesco Petruccione

‘Entanglement: From Theory to Quantum Computers’
Prof Francesco Petruccione (Stellenbosch University and Interim Director of NITheCS)
Venue: Main Building, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg, and online
21 October 2022

ABSTRACT | VIEW

Prof Erik Aurell

‘The Mystery of Black Hole Entropy’
Prof Erik Aurell (Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm (KTH))
Venue: Stellenbosch University and online
20 October 2022

ABSTRACT  |  VIEW

Prof Viatcheslav Mukhanov

‘The Quantum Universe’
Prof Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
Venue: University of Cape Town and online
20 October 2022

ABSTRACT  | VIEW

Prof Yin-Zhe Ma

NOBEL IN AFRICA – A STIAS INITIATIVE – NOBEL SYMPOSIA SERIES
‘Cosmology: A Golden Era’

Prof Yin-Zhe Ma (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Venue: University of the Western Cape and online
18 October 2022

ABSTRACT  | VIEW CGTN interview with Prof Yin-Zhe Ma

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