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30 Nov 2018

Loughborough University welcomes back Prof Sir Michael Berry for this year's Mathematical Sciences Christmas Lecture

The celebrated British mathematical physicist Professor Sir Michael Berry will give this year's Mathematical Sciences Christmas Lecture on Wednesday 5th December. Sir Michael - Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus) at Bristol University - is one of the best known scientists in the UK and a popular speaker on mathematics and physics. Indeed, it will be the third time Sir Michael has delivered a prestigious lecture at Loughborough University, having previously given the Sir David Wallace lecture in 2015 and the Sir Nevill Mott lecture back in 2006.

On Wednesday he will give a lecture entitled "Chasing the dragon: tidal bores in the UK and elsewhere", highlighting Sir Michael's interest in what he calls the "incompletely understood phenomena in the borderlands between classical and quantum physical theories" and, in this instance, his fascination with tidal bores (he describes the Severn bore as "one of the great sights of the Bristol area"). 

The School of Science and the Department of Mathematical Sciences are delighted to welcome Professor Sir Michael Berry back for what promises to be a stimulating and entertaining lecture and we hope as many of you as possible are able to join us for the event which will take place from 6.00pm in the Brockington Building (U020).

Full details of the event can be found here.

If you have any questions about the lecture, please contact Professor Anatoly Neishtadt (email:, telephone: +44 (0)1509 223092.)