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Public lecture by Professor Mark Warner FRS
Mark Warner FRS is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.
350 years ago, Robert Hooke understood the three states of matter very well. Gases only weakly resist volume change but do not resist shape change at all. Solids resist volume and shape change. Between them are liquids that resist volume change, but flow freely to change their shape. This elastic classification still serves us well today. Oddities like glass, liquid crystals, plasmas are either solids, liquids or gases in the Hookean sense. Professor Mark Warner will demonstrate that putting solids and liquids together in a novel way can produce new substances that apparently defy Hooke. He will illustrate that once the rules are stretched, fascinating new phenomena can emerge.
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.
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