Seven Wonders of Physics being unveiled at OIST

Sir Michael Berry from the Univesity of Bristol in the U.K. will present the principles of physics in an easily understandable way at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Saturday.

Have you ever wondered why a rainbow is so colorful, or the moon’s gravity causes the flux and reflux of the tides?

Sir Michael Berry, a physics professor at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has answers for you tomorrow at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.  Sir Berry is presenting a non-technical talk for non-specialists Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the OIST Auditorium.

His free presentation is titled: Seven Wonders of Physics.  “Sometimes, nature illustrates the abstract ideas of physics and mathematics in beautiful ways, and these ideas can be brought to life by simple illustrations. My seven wonders include the great moon-driven river wave, light interference magnified in rainbows, and the hair’s-thread of fuel that powers a car, quantum twists and turns, and the colour of gold,” says Sir Berry.

Admission is free, but to participate, everyone is required to make a prior reservation for up to 4 seats at http://www.oist.jp/reserve