Ibec Agenda - Celebrating Hamilton Day http://agenda.ibec.ie/ en-us 16 Oct 2020 07:53:03 IST 16 Oct 2020 07:53:03 IST http://agenda.ibec.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver agenda@ibec.ie (Ibec) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true The World's Best Mathematician http://agenda.ibec.ie/hof42265lcu?lang=en?rss=true The 'Mozart of Maths' - Terry Tao Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy). These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder. Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society. Tune in to the lecture broadcast at 16:00 on Friday, 16 October by registering here [ http://agenda.ibec.ie/10obziixazc/external ]. 08 Jul 2020 12:00:00 IST 4ce8b67028096b14ced5c8f76caece87 <p><span class="title" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 18px; color: #333333; text-decoration-line: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;">The 'Mozart of Maths' - Terry Tao</span></p> <table class="after_article_title_fragment" style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff; width: 53px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-decoration-line: none; line-height: 1px; padding-bottom: 4px;"> <div style="font-size: 0px; line-height: 0px; border-collapse: collapse;"> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #1e0a3c; font-size: 24px; line-height: 2rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder</h2> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy).</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Tune in to the lecture broadcast at <strong style="font-weight: bold; padding-top: 0px;">16:00 on Friday, 16 October </strong>by registering <a style="text-decoration-line: underline; font-size: 14px; color: #309589;" href="http://agenda.ibec.ie/10obziixazc/external">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> [ https://www.youtube.com/embed/MXJ-zpJeY3E ] </p> The 'Mozart of Maths' - Terry Tao http://agenda.ibec.ie/1h2z068awqp?lang=en?rss=true Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder abc 06 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST b2467e6e8db8314415dafd845c8acea9 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #1e0a3c; background: white;">Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>abc</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXJ-zpJeY3E&list=PLhtB2rSi-kegVkXeZ5h3nNqlW8IZhAIPH&index=488 The 'Mozart of Maths' - Terry Tao http://agenda.ibec.ie/13rzk9719ne?lang=en?rss=true [ https://www.youtube.com/embed/MXJ-zpJeY3E ] 06 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 7db258374f7379d5889cd33dbfaee012 <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> [ https://www.youtube.com/embed/MXJ-zpJeY3E ] </p> <h2 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #1e0a3c; font-size: 24px; line-height: 2rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder</h2> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy).</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #6f7287; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5rem; font-family: 'Neue Plak', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;">Tune in to the lecture broadcast at <strong style="font-weight: bold; padding-top: 0px;">16:00 on Friday, 16 October </strong>by registering <a href="http://agenda.ibec.ie/p3i37i7d695/external">here</a>.</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: inline;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #427498; font-style: inherit;"><span style="color: #427498; font-style: inherit;"> </span></span></span></div> Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder http://agenda.ibec.ie/ubem842xnoc?lang=en?rss=true Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy). These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder. Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society. Tune in to the lecture broadcast at 16:00 on Friday, 16 October by registering here [ http://agenda.ibec.ie/1n4n9dca5b0/external ]. 08 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 92d3f7b4abe15e4c510856417b2389da <p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 18.0pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #1e0a3c; background: white;">Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder</span></strong></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy).</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Tune in to the lecture broadcast at <strong>16:00 on Friday, 16 October </strong>by registering <a href="http://agenda.ibec.ie/1n4n9dca5b0/external"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #309589;">here</span></a>.</span></p> The 'Mozart of Maths' - Terry Tao http://agenda.ibec.ie/lsutwqjgpqy?lang=en?rss=true [ https://www.youtube.com/embed/MXJ-zpJeY3E ] 08 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 09faa2970b1eeaac9502a1e879ad3e6c <p style="text-align: center;"> [ https://www.youtube.com/embed/MXJ-zpJeY3E ] </p> <p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #1e0a3c; background: white;">Hamilton Lecture 2020: The Cosmic Distance Ladder</span></strong></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Nevertheless there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school mathematics, which can allow one to get quite convincing and accurate results without the need for advanced technology (for instance, even the ancient Greeks could compute the distances from the earth to the sun and moon to moderate accuracy).</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">These methods rely on climbing a "cosmic distance ladder", using measurements of nearby distances to then deduce estimates on distances slightly further away. The </span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Hamilton Lecture will explore several of the rungs in this ladder.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Professor Terry Tao will be joined by the Chair, Professor Pauline Mellon of UCD and President of Irish Mathematical Society.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #6f7287; background: white;">Tune in to the lecture broadcast at <strong>16:00 on Friday, 16 October </strong>by registering<strong> <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://agenda.ibec.ie/5pcktfzzloq/external">here</a>.</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 13.65pt; background: white; margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p>