Archive for June, 2010

VisWeek 2010

October 24, 2010 to October 29, 2010

IEEE VisWeek 2010 is the premier forum for visualization advances for academia, government, and industry. This event brings together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in tools, techniques, and technology. The conferences and symposium will include an exciting and informative collection of workshops, tutorials, papers, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions.

Workshop: Quantum Physics in Higher-Dimensional Hilbert Spaces

July 27, 2010 to August 1, 2010

It is the intention of the Workshop to encourage scientific discussion on innovative ideas on testing foundations of quantum mechanics in Hilbert spaces of higher dimensions.

Organizers

Časlav Brukner, Anton Zeilinger

http://www.akademietraunkirchen.com/2010/quantum-physics-in-higher-dimensional-hilbert-spaces/

Siggraph 2010

July 26, 2010 to July 30, 2010

SIGGRAPH 2010 will be held from July 26-30 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

http://www.siggraph.org/

SUMMER SCHOOL on Current topics in Mathematical Physics

July 21, 2010 to July 31, 2010

The Summer school will take place at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI) in Vienna. It will consist of several 4-hour mini-courses and one or two afternoon-lectures by participants. The summer school is particularly intended for young researchers on the Assistant-Professor level, Post-Docs, and Graduate students.

LECTURERS of MINI-COURSES:

  • Laszlo Erdoes (LMU Munich)
  • Vojkan Jaksic (Montreal)
  • Michael Loss (Georgia Tech)
  • Bruno Nachtergaele (UC Davis)
  • Igor Rodnianski (Princeton)
  • Manfred Salmhofer (Leipzig)
  • Jeff Schenker (Michigan State)
  • Herbert Spohn (TU Munich)

http://www.math.uab.edu/~hainzl/esi-summer/

Martin Gardner (1914-2010)

Martin Gardner, known for popularizing recreational mathematics, passed away on May 22 at the age of 95. Scientific American has published “Profile: Martin Gardner, the Mathematical Gamester (1914-2010),” by Philip Yam, which begins, “He wrote Scientific American’s Mathematical Games column, educating and entertaining minds and launching the careers of generations of mathematicians.”

It was Martin Gardner’s article about the Penrose Tilings in the Scientific American, issue of January 1977, which inspired me most for the ongoing QC-project. It is a tragedy, that we will not have the possibility for showing a view of concerning their embedding in higher dimensional space to him any more … he is already there. May the God and Godesses rest his soul.

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