Lansdowne lecture - The philosophy of science is too serious a matter to be left to philosophers
Title: The philosophy of science is too serious a matter to be left to philosophers
Date and time: 10 Sep 2012, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Wright Centre, Room A104
Event type: Colloquia
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Speaker: Professor David Ruelle (Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Professor David Ruelle is one of the world leaders in mathematics and its applications to physics. His work with Floris Takens in the 1970’s describing the onset of turbulence was one of the major achievements in physics in the last fifty years, leading to the new paradigm now known as chaos. He is also known as an excellent expositor, both on the mathematics and physics of chaos, and also on more philosophical aspects of science.
Presented by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Free and open to the public
Seating is limited
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