Thursday 27 May; Leiden, Tom Witten 'Thin sheets and sandpiles: subtle self-organization in prosaic places'



Location: De Sitterzaal, Oortgebouw

Time: 13.45-15.30 hours

Professor Witten will give three lectures on Thursday afternoons 27 May, 3 June, 17 June 2010:

Lecture 1: ' Singular structure in thin sheets I'

Lecture 2: ' Singular structure in thin sheets II'

Lecture 3: 'Forces in marginally-connected solids'

Summary of each lecture.

Each year an eminent theoretical physicist holds the Lorentz Chair. The 2010 Lorentz professor is Dr. Thomas Witten, from the University of Chicago.