We are delighted to share the news that Baillie Gifford has become LML’s first corporate sponsor, donating £1 million over four years to support our research into economics. We are grateful for this generous philanthropy, which will help us accelerate progress in this ground-breaking scientific programme.
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud LML contributed a whooping 86 entries.
The third Science on Screen of the third series was presented by Sandra Chapman (Professor of Physics at University of Warwick), who chose Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Sandra described some of the salient features of complex systems,
LML welcomed 8 project students to the summer school for 4 weeks in July/August. The students came from Cameroon, China, Japan, Israel, Italy, and the UK. For project descriptions and presentations, see Summer School 2017. Next year’s summer school will be announced in early 2018.
Part of what makes LML special is the atmosphere of open discourse that has developed here. Communicating our work, we find, is inseparable from doing that work in the first place.
The second Science on Screen of the third series was presented by Semir Zeki (Professor of Neuroesthetics at UCL), who chose Dir Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever. Semir described how brain scans are now beginning to reveal centres of the brain associated with the aesthetic experience of beauty.
LML External Fellow Isaac Perez has had his paper titled ‘Improving randomness characterization through Bayesian model selection’ accepted to Nature: Scientific Reports. The paper can he accessed here.
Minority Report explores a world where a technological breakthrough has allowed mankind to foresee violent crimes a few minutes before they take place. The predictions are infallible except – and here the logic must not be excessively scrutinised — a special police unit can race to the scene, intervene, and alter the course of the […]
LML External Fellow Isaac Perez has completed and submitted his joint paper titled ‘Level compressibility for the Anderson model on regular random graphs and the absence of non-ergodic extended eigenfunctions’ to Physical Review Letters. Working alongside Fernando Metz from the University of Santa Maria, Brazil, the full paper can be accessed here.
The final event of Season 2 of Science on Screen saw LML Resident Fellow, Alex Adamou, present Michael Crichton’s 1973 directorial debut, Westworld. Alex argued that the genre of science fiction, by creating models of reality with adjustable parameters, is more an exploration of society and the present than of science and the future.
Nicholas Moloney attended the presentation by Royal College of Art students of their work on Primary Questions. This elective (supervised by Sheena Calvert and Leah Fusco) addressed questions such as representation, creative practice and creative thinking, and was broken down into What is an image? What is Materiality? What is Colour? What is Language?