ResearchNight.IT : “How connected are you? Putting some network science in your life” – 30 November 2016 @ The Bank

Networks and graphs are all around us, even if we don’t notice much: roads, the electricity grid, the airline routes, the Uber taxis in Cape Town, even your group of real and Facebook friends – they’re all networks involving, if you bring it down to the basics, some nodes and links between these nodes. Scientists have been getting more and more interested in these networks and especially in classifying their ‘shape’. Are all networks the same? Are there ‘universal’ types of networks? Is a Facebook-friend network the same shape as an electricity grid network? How do networks evolve? What can we do with networks? These are some of the questions we discussed at our led by Dr Hugo Touchette.

Slides Available Here!

Dr Hugo Touchette is Chief Researcher at the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch. He moved there in 2013 after spending 9 years in the School of Mathematical Sciences, at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD from McGill University in Canada, where he is from.

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ResearchNight.It : “Cosmic Light : The Story of Everything”

The first at Truth Coffee Roasting last night was very successful, with a packed venue and a very lively mixture of fellow Italians and friends of Italy and Science. Thanks to the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape and the Consolato d’Italia a Cape Town – Consulate of Italy in Cape Town for organising and to Lucia Marchetti for wowing us with her talk on “Cosmic Light”.

We hope that you were able to join us and that you enjoyed your night out with Italian Researchers. Please follow our blog and our facebook pages to be kept in the loop about future events.


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