Global Studies

Cuest Lecture

'Reality, Technology and Power'

Sonia Contera
Sonia Contera

On November 15th, we were delighted to host a lecture by Sonia Contera, Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Oxford, Department of Physics. The lecture was titled ‘Reality, Technology and Power: the deep relationship of modern Japan with Physics and physicists’.

Contera presented the complex social dynamics of the world relating to physics, showcasing how Japan has shaped its modern identity, sense of pride and even destiny around its abilities within physics, in turn, transforming the field itself. This lecture proved as a great example as to how ‘hard’ sciences and literature/arts are so intertwined in understanding the past and present of the world around us.

We were delighted to host her, and look forward to future academic exchange. 

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