Physics at the Library: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics - same procedure as last year
Mats Larsson from The Nobel Committee for Physics will briefly describe the procedure and criteria to award the Nobel Prize in physics. He will then describe the 2017 year's prize – the LIGO detector and gravitational waves.
Mats Larsson from The Nobel Committee for Physics will briefly describe the procedure and criteria to award the Nobel Prize in physics, and exemplify with a few previous physics prizes. He will then describe the 2017 year's prize in physics – the LIGO detector and gravitational waves.
This was one of very few occasions when it was possible to award an achievement that met Nobel's wish about "under det förlupne året" ("during the preceding year"). The discovery of gravitational waves was published in 2016 and awarded in 2017.
Sausages, physics and potato salad will be served from 2 PM.
Physics at the Library = Sausages, physics and potato salad
Once a month, the Science Library and Department of Physics invite to a popular scientific lecture in the Science Library. Physics need to reach the people, and what is more "for the people" than sausages and potato salad?
"Pølser, fysikk og potetsalat" ("Sausages, physics and potato salad") is the title of a book by Otto Øgrim and Helmut Ormestad. The two physicists were pioneers in dissemination of physics on radio and TV. In our version of sausages, physics and potato salad we want you to hear lectures you haven't heard before, from research fellows fresh in the world of research or professors bringing new perspectives.