Cheers, Brits and Yanks
6:30pm, 6 Sep 2022
The London Institute welcomes MIT alumni to the Royal Institution to mark Prof. Peter Fisher’s departure as Head of Physics at MIT.
This month, a little over 400 years ago, the Mayflower pilgrims set sail from England’s south coast and crossed the Atlantic, making landfall in Massachusetts about fifty miles from the present-day location of MIT. On 6 September, we are bringing the US and the UK together again to celebrate MIT as a powerhouse in physics, and the London Institute as the new theoretical science tenant at the Royal Institution.
This event is timed to coincide with Prof. Peter Fisher’s departure as Head of Physics at MIT. We will watch his live-streamed Royal Institution talk—What is dark matter?—in which he will explain where we are in our quest to understand the true nature of dark matter and what the consequences of this understanding might be. Before and after, past and present members of MIT and the London Institute will discuss this, and lighter matters, over drinks in what was once Michael Faraday’s dining room.
Proceedings will be hosted by the Director of the London Institute, Dr Thomas Fink, and Prof. Yang-Hui He, Fellow of the London Institute and an MIT alumnus. The drinks begin at 6.30pm, the talk at 7pm.