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I is a Strange Loop - Written and performed by Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould

General public Maths

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 5pm to 7pm

From the creative ensemble behind Complicité’s sensational A Disappearing Number, this two-hander unfolds to reveal an intriguing take on mortality, consciousness and artificial life. Alone in a cube that glows in the darkness, X is content with his infinite universe and abstract thought. But then Y appears, insisting they interact, exposing him to her sensory and physical existence. Each begins to hanker after what the other has until a remarkable thing happens … involving a strange loop. Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture in partnership with Faber Members.

Scientific Thinking Across the Centuries and the Foundations of Physics with Professor Carlo Rovelli

Lecture Physics

Friday, 04 June 2021, 5pm to 6.30pm

Renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Professor Carlo Rovelli (Aix-Marseille University) will examine the history of scientific thinking from Aristotle in antiquity to the present day and how this has shaped the development of modern physics. A lecture organised by the St Cross College Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics.

Oxford University Grand Challenges Seminar Series: Fusion energy

Physics Seminar Technology

Wednesday, 09 June 2021, 3pm to 4pm

Why is fusion so attractive? When might we have commercial fusion plants? Is progress fast enough to have any impact on climate change?. An hour-long free seminar and Q&A with three expert speakers: Sir Steven Cowley, Dr Melanie Windridge and Prof Dennis Whyte.

Perceiving, Planning, Moving: how robots understand the world

Engineering Panel discussion

Friday, 11 June 2021, 3pm to 4.30pm

Oxford Robotics Institute have been on the cutting edge of robotics research (formerly as the Mobile Robotics Group) since 2004. Its work covers a broad spectrum of robotics research, from self driving cars and legged robots to manipulation and industrial automation. Four academics will talk briefly on some of their research highlights, before a demo and a Q&A on what the future of robotics looks like. Organised by Oxford Robotics Institute and the UK-RAS Network

46th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture: Energy, climate and sustainability - The Defining Issue of the 21st Century

Engineering Lecture

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5.45pm to 8.45pm

Keynote speaker: Dr. Arun Majumdar (Stanford University). Energy, climate and sustainability is one of the biggest challenges we are currently facing and has inspired and challenged many to look at what can be done to limit and mitigate the damage and explore what innovations can be used to build a greener and better future for everyone. Dr Amanda Smyth, Professor David Howey and Professor Malcolm McCulloch from the Department of Engineering Science will also talk about their work to help develop green and renewable energy covering wave technology, improving performances of batteries and developing a sustainable energy system for the 21st century. Register by noon on 16 June.