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Watch 2023 Hamilton Lecture: ‘How surprisingly intricate are random structures?’

If you missed our 2023 Hamilton lecture ‘How surprisingly intricate are random structures?’ delivered by Professor Wendelin Werner you can watch it now


About the Speaker:

Wendelin Werner is Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge. Professor Werner’s research focuses on random processes and related theories in probability theory and mathematical physics. He completed his PhD in Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and has held academic positions in CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, and ETH Zürich.

In 2006 Professor Werner received the Fields Medal “for his contributions to the development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of two-dimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory”. He has been awarded numerous other honours and prizes including the Fermat Prize in 2001 and the Heinz-Gumin Prize in 2016 and was made a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 2008.

About the Event:

Hamilton Day commemorates a ground-breaking discovery by one of Ireland’s most famous scientist. On 16 October 1843, William Rowan Hamilton discovered quaternion algebra, while walking along the Royal Canal from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). So excited was he by his discovery that he scratched his equation on the wall of Broome Bridge, Cabra.

The Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Lecture is kindly sponsored by Ibec.


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