The Physics of James Bond
RWTH to Host Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)Copyright: © Universität Göttingen/Swen Pförtner
The 92. Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics is scheduled to take place from August 15 to 19, 2022, at RWTH Aachen University. About 1,000 engineering researchers and applied mathematicians from all over the world are expected to attend the conference.
As part of the conference, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, there will be a public lecture by Professor Metin Tolan, President of the University of Göttingen (7:30 pm, H01, C.A.R.L. Lecture Hall Complex). Tolan will put the physics of James Bond to the test and provide you with insights into how X-ray glasses and magnetic watches work. He will also determine whether you can really drive across a frozen lake in a burning car and let you know whether the British Secret Service is prone to cheating.
Aside from his research, Tolan is best known for his lectures as a science comedian and book author. For 13 years, the professor of experimental physics has been getting to the bottom of the engineering prowess of Bond’s gadget designer Q.
Admission is free of charge and registration is not required.