Why do things change so fast? Tipping points in life and nature
Speaker: Professor Chris Budd, University of Bathhttp://www.icms.org.uk/activities/public-events
6pm, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA, UK
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
It is a Chinese curse that you should 'live in interesting times'. These are times when things are changing quickly, and often not for the better. But why do we have both boring times when nothing much happens and interesting times with a lot of change. In this talk Professor Budd will look at why things can change quickly and why this matters. He will look at examples including power cuts, climate change and events from history. The lecture will, quite literally, upset the apple cart.