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The Ockham Lecture - The Merton College Physics Lecture

The Merton College Physics Lecture (the Ockham, or Occam, Lecture, so named in honour of one of the greatest alumni of the College and of his philosophical principle of intellectual discipline) started in 2009 and is held once a term. It is organised by the physics tutors of the College to promote both intellectual curiosity and social cohesion of the Merton Physics community.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The 26th Ockham Lecture - From Neurons to Perception: How Physics Opened the Black Box A lecture given by Professor Irene Tracey, Nuffield Chair of Anaesthetic Science and Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, and Warden-elect of Merton College. Irene Tracey 28 Mar 2018
2 The 23rd Ockham Lecture - 'Twisting the Neutron Wavefunction' Given by Professor Charles Clark, Fellow of the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, USA. Charles Clark 30 Mar 2017
3 The 17th Ockham Lecture - 'Physics in the World of Ideas: Complexity as Energy' Given by Professor Yuri Manin, Professor Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA; Principal Researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Yuri Manin 03 Jun 2015
4 Creative Commons The 16th Ockham Lecture - 'Breaking Into Your Brain' Given by Dr Aldo Faisal, Senior Lecturer in Neurotechnology, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Computing, Imperial College London, and Associated Investigator, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre. Aldo Faisal 11 Dec 2014
5 Creative Commons The 1st Ockham Debate: The Problem of Quantum Measurement According to the 'standard' quantum theory, states evolve with certainty between measurements, but 'collapse' randomly when we measure them. But what is measurement? And why does it (appear to) enjoy a privileged position in the theory? James Binney, Simon Saunders 05 Jun 2013