From quantum matter to global science engagement

Friday 12 June 2009

Renowned physicist Professor David Pines will give a public lecture in St Andrews later this month, prior to the award of an Honorary Degree by the University.

Professor Pines, Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis, will give a lecture entitled Emergence : from Quantum Matter to Global Science Engagement.

During a career spanning over sixty years, Professor Pines has combined study of complex collective phenomena in science with efforts to bring the scientific community together even in the face of geopolitical barriers.

In this lecture, intended for a broad audience, he will describe the physicist’s view of emergence, which he was influential in defining, and recount his experiences in promoting global science engagement from developing scientific exchanges between the USA and the communist bloc at the height of the Cold War, to building the global research and educational networks of the future.

The lecture takes place on Monday June 22nd 2009 at 5 p.m. in School 3. All staff, students and members of the public are welcome.

Professor Pines will be made an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University on Thursday June 25th.



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