Understanding Physics in one hour without any equations-
Dr Hidekazu Kurebayashi
Sunday, 18 May, 2008
Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge
Why does Physics look difficult to understand? One of the reasons is that at the early stage of learning Physics, say in a high school, there are too many equations to remember, therefore which makes the learners "equation-allergy"; once you see an equation your brain stop working to imagine something from the equation. Using this opportunity, I will try to make Physics more approachable by introducing joy and mystery of Physics from classical to modern physics without equations. Therefore, considering a wide variety of Toiro-kai audiences- the half should be non-scientists- I will spend a half of my talk on the introduction. Then I will move onto what I am working on at Cambridge, so called spintronics, where people control the charge and spin of electrons at the same time for creating novel electronic devices. In fact, the Novel price at Physics last year is awarded to two researchers in our spintronics community!