• Symposium
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences

Annual Congress SCNAT 2011

«Dimensionality»

2011
Nov 18
Venue
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

«Dimensionality» adds depth to our perception of Nature, broadens the natural sciences, and takes art and architecture to new heights. Simply put: «Dimensionality» makes life fascinating. The congress welcomes all with a curiosity for the natural sciences and architecture.

Dimensionality adds depth to our perception of Nature, broadens the natural sciences, and takes art and architecture to new heights. Simply put: dimensionality makes life fascinating.

This year the Annual Congress of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) – the capstone of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 – will project a lively picture of the interdisciplinary aspects of chemistry and its sister disciplines architecture, biology, maths and physics when confronting «Dimensionality». The consequences for society and culture will become transparent by highlighting the key role «Dimensionality» has played over centuries of human civilisation.

Organiser: Swiss Academy of Sciences, «Platform Chemistry»

IMPORTANT: The conference language is English. A simultaneous translation is not provided.

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Jung’s theorem says that no matter how strangely scattered a finite set of points is, they are guaranteed to be enclosed by a circle with a radius no greater than d/√3 (d = largest distance between two points). For three dimensions the set of points (e.g. a flock of starlings) can be enclosed by a sphere with a radius no greater than √6 d/4. This theorem can be generalized to higher dimensions. [Heinrich Wilhelm Ewald Jung (1876-1953)]

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Languages: English