Lustrum Symposium: Endless Possibilities

Infinity is a mind-boggling concept, with varying interpretations across fields. To some of you, infinity might just be "that very big number that makes calculus even harder", or the amount of seconds your freshly written program takes to compile, but there is so much more! From impossible (?) math to the mysteries of physics, and from limits of human consciousness all the way into the edge of space, we have gathered 9 experts on the topic of infinity, and are happy to invite you all to come and let them enlighten your minds!

The program starts with our keynote speaker Tom Crawford, who you might know from the BBC, Numberphile, or anywhere else really! He will give a talk about Million-Dollar Equations, also known as the Millenium Problems. You then go to one of two different speakers, after which you will be provided with free lunch. Following the lunch there are 3 more time slots where you again visit one of two speakers in each slot, and we end the day with a social drink. During the social drink you can get to have a more personal talk with some of our speakers, get in contact with our sponsors, or just enjoy some free drinks and discuss the topics with your friends!

The program of the day, as well as the speakers and their topics can be found in the table below:**

Time Speaker 1 Topic 1 Speaker 2 Topic 2
10:45 - 11:05 Welcome - - -
11:05 - 11:30 Opening - - -
11:30 - 12:30 Tom Crawford Million dollar equations - -
12:30 - 13:10 Lunch - - -
13:10 - 14:00 Ralf Mackenbach Plasma Turbulence Thomas Bronzwaer Event Horizon Telescope
14:00 - 15:00 Onno Boxma Queues ad infinitum Picnic: Joris van Tatenhove Logistics reinvented - IoT enabled smart, safe, and sustainable e-distribution
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:15 Job van den Hurk Neuroscience to Unlock the Human Brain Hans Zantema Turtle visualization of infinite sequences and fractals
16:15 Social drink

You can sign up and give us your preference for each time slot, but as there is a limited capacity for each talk, you might not get your preferred speaker.

If you join us at the symposium, you can also get a USE point and 3 MyFuture points!

For more details on the topic of the talks, you can read a short abstract for each of them on the lustrum website here!
p.s. If more information becomes available, the website will be updated accordingly.

For the event, you must show a CoronaCheck QR code/EU Digital Covid Certificate. This means that you have been tested in the last 24 hours or have been vaccinated. Furthermore, it is mandatory to show a form of identity (drivers license, identity card, passport).

zaterdag 4 december 2021 om 10:45
zaterdag 4 december 2021 om 17:45
Auditorium TUe
Free for everyone
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Deze inschrijflijst is open van vrijdag 29 oktober 2021 om 09:00 tot vrijdag 3 december 2021 om 23:00.


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1 Noƫlle van Dalen Ralf Mackenbach Onno Boxma Job van den Hurk Kiwi allergie, lactose intolerant en vega
2 Marleen Aaldering Ralf Mackenbach Onno Boxma Job van den Hurk
3 Michaela Todorova Ivanova Ralf Mackenbach Picnic Job van den Hurk
4 Marina Ralf Mackenbach Picnic Job van den Hurk
5 Ruozhu Yao Ralf Mackenbach Picnic Job van den Hurk not vegetarian
6 Merijn Stiekema Ralf Mackenbach Picnic Job van den Hurk
7 Bas van der Beek Ralf Mackenbach Onno Boxma Hans Zantema I eat meat