2021 STAG Online Public Lecture by Professor Jim Gates

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Turing said, “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

This online public lecture held on the 12th May from 16.00 – 18.00 describes the speaker’s journey to use the Einstein and Turing observations as inspirations to solve a fifty-year-old puzzle in theoretical physics.

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Turing said, “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

This online public lecture held on the 12th May from 16.00 – 18.00 describes the speaker’s journey to use the Einstein and Turing observations as inspirations to solve a fifty-year-old puzzle in theoretical physics.

He held a number of prestigious positions first at the University of Maryland and after 2017 at Brown University. Gates served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from 2009-2016.

He has been elected in numerous Societies and Academies and is a past president of National Society of Black Physicists and the current president of the American Physical Society.

He received the 2011 National Medal of Science, the highest award given to scientists in the USA.