IOP Conferences

Monday 14 December 2009

09:30: Registration and refreshments

Session 1
10:15: Opening, welcome

10:30: Professor A Geim (Manchester, UK), “Of flying frogs, Berry phases and other stuff”

11:15: Professor A Tonomura (Hitachi, Japan), “Observation of Gauge Fields by Electron Waves”

12:00: Lunch

Session 2
Prof J Avron (Technion, Israel), "Swimming in Curved Space: the Baron, the Sir and the Cat"

13:45: Prof A Klein (Melbourne, Australia), "Topological and Geometric Phases Demonstrated With Neutron Interferometry"

14:30: Break and Refreshments

Session 3
15:00: Historical remarks
: short talks from Professor R Chambers (Bristol, UK), "Remembering the Experiment, 50 years ago'' and from Professor Michael Berry and Professor Yakir Aharonov

16:15: Break

17:00: Refreshments

17:30: Bristol University Centenary Lecture: Prof Sir Michael Atiyah OM, FRS (Edinburgh, UK), "Topology and Quantum Physics"

18:30: Reception

19:30 for 20:00 Dinner, Goldney Hall (for participants who have paid)

Tuesday 15 December

Session 4
Professor M Berry (Bristol, UK), "Semifluxon degeneracy choreography"

10:15: Prof N Nagaosa (Tokyo, Japan), "Berry phase and topology in condensed matter physics"

11:00: Break

11:30: Prof U Leonhardt (St Andrews, UK), "Geometry, Light and a Wee Bit of Magic"

12:15: Lunch and Poster Session

Session 5
Prof A Pines (Berkeley, USA), "Iterative Control of Spins and Vehicles"

15:00: Prof Y Aharonov (Tel Aviv, Israel), "Non-local phenomena in quantum mechanics"

15:45: Final remarks, close

16:00: Informal Discussion Session

Posters Presenters

Posters should be A0 in size in either portrait or landscape orientation. Fixing material will be provided. Presenters can display their posters from the 14 December and time will be allocated within the programme for this purpose. Please ensure that your poster is in place by 1215 on the 15 December for the poster session and then removed by the end of the day. The organisers will endeavour to keep any material not removed by the correct time.


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