Tokyo College + National Museum of Nature and Science Collaboration Event “Phase Transitions: Wonder and Beauty of Physics” - Tokyo College

Tokyo College + National Museum of Nature and Science Collaboration Event “Phase Transitions: Wonder and Beauty of Physics”

When:
2020.01.31 @ 18:00 – 19:00
2020-01-31T18:00:00+09:00
2020-01-31T19:00:00+09:00
Tokyo College + National Museum of Nature and Science Collaboration Event "Phase Transitions: Wonder and Beauty of Physics"
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Date(s) Friday, 31 January 2020, 6:00-7:00 pm (Doors open: 5:45 pm)
Venue

National Museum of Nature and Science (3F, Lecture Room, Global Gallery), Ueno Park

Registration No registration, free entry (*1) (50 seats - First come, first served) (*1) Entrance fee to permanent exhibision is required. 630 yen for general and university students (*2). Free for over 65 years, high-school students and younger (*2) UTokyo students are waived entry fee to permanent exhibision by showing their student ID cards.
Language Japanese
Program

Speaker 1: Masaki SANO, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
“Wonder and Beauty of Physics: Introduction to Phase Transition”

Speaker 2: Daiki NISHIGUCHI, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, The University of Tokyo
“Physics of the Swarms of Living Creatures Unraveled via Phase Transitions”

Organized by National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo College
Contact National Museum of Nature and Science
Phone: 03-5777-8600 FAX: 03-5814-9898

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