Friday, 19 January 2018

Theoretical physicists head for Dublin

More than 60 leading theoretical physicists from across the globe are gathering in Dublin this week for a special conference hosted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).

The conference entitled Quantum Physics: Fields, Particles, and Information Geometry takes place until Friday, 26th of January at DIAS, 10 Burlington road, Dublin 4.

The conference will celebrate the life’s work of esteemed theoretical physicist, A. P. Balachandran, on the occasion of his 80thbirthday.

Ahead of the conference ,Dr Eucharia Meehan, Registrar and CEO of DIAS, said: “I would like to warmly welcome these international physicists to DIAS and to Dublin today, who are here to celebrate the great work of Professor A. P. Balachandran.”

Professor Balachandran, who is world-renowned for his extensive contributions to quantum physics and quantum field theory, will be in attendance at the conference this week.

Balachandran’s contributions to modern physics include the appreciation of edge states in condensed matter systems that are now playing a decisive role in the current effort to build quantum computers.