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Wright Colloquium for Science at the University of Geneva in November

The University of Geneva will host a special one-off public lecture on 2 November in the Dufour building and online to complement last year's Wright Colloquium for Science. This year's event continues the theme of last year's Colloquium: "The Art of Maths", and accompanies a maths-themed sound and light show in the Parc des Bastions, which had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You will be able to watch the “Maths et Brilliant” sound and light show at the Parc des Bastions every evening at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m from 31 October to 21 November. In this show, the façade of the oldest building of the University of Geneva will be illuminated and animated to the rhythm of colourful paintings that evoke the beauty of mathematics.

The public lecture “Does randomness really exist?” will take place on 2 November at 6:30 p.m. Hugo Duminil Copin, Professor of mathematics at the University of Geneva and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, will discuss the extent to which seemingly random events are in fact deterministic. This talk is a last addition to the series of conferences on the theme of mathematics in the 2020 Colloquium.

The public lecture will be webcast and accessible on the Colloquium’s website. Access to the public talk on campus and online is free of charge after online registration on the University of Geneva website. The conference is in French with simultaneous English translation.