Os Colóquios do Departamento de Física serão realizados através de sessões Zoom no endereço:

Colloquia of the Physics Department at IST-LISBON

O próximo Colóquio do Departamento de Física realiza-se no dia 18 de Novembro às 16h00

"What is Social Physics?"

Speaker: Joana Sá , Physics Department - Instituto Superior Técnico / LIP

Abstract: "Understanding complexity has always been a hallmark of physics research and, through theory, experiments, and models, physicists have made fundamental contributions to many different complex fields, including biology, ecology, economics, neurosciences or medicine. Such cross-talks have enabled wide-ranging advances in these fields and promoted the development of mathematics, statistics and, indirectly, even physics. The ongoing Digital Revolution is offering a great opportunity to the study of complexity as this combination of large-scale data sources and a growing toolbox from machine learning and big data analytics, is making it easier to extract patterns and offer some predictions. In fact, many of the methods developed by statistical (and particle) physics are now being applied to societies and there is a growing perception that physics will be fundamental to study sociology and even psychology. During the talk, I will argue that this new science, "Social Physics", will study the physics of human interactions and offer some examples of possible applications, using epidemics as a case study. "

Short Bio: " Joana Gonçalves de Sá is an Invited Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and the leader of the Social Physics and Complexity (SPAC) research group at LIP. Before that, she was an Associate Professor at Nova SBE and a Principal Investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), where she remains as the Coordinator of the Science for Society Initiative and as the Director of the Graduate Program Science for Development (PGCD), aiming at improving science in Africa. She holds a degree in Physics Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico ? University of Lisbon, and a PhD in Systems Biology from NOVA ? ITQB, having developed her thesis at Harvard University, USA. In 2019, she was the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to study human behavior using the online spread of ?fake news? as a model system. "

Home Page:http://scienceandpolicy.eu/


1º Semestre, ano letivo 2020/2021

Patrícia GonçalvesPlanetary Radiation Environments and the Exploration of the Solar System
Physics Department - Instituto Superior Técnico / LIP
2 e 3
Petra Rudolf *
Molecular Motors and Switches at Surfaces
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Netherlands *
3 e 4
Pedro Sebastião
COVID-19, Delphi, IX-XI, and Plato: A data-driven epidemiological model to explain the COVID-19 pandemic
Physics Department - Instituto Superior Técnico / CeFEMA
1 e 3
Joana Sá
What is Social Physics?
Physics Department - Instituto Superior Técnico / LIP
2 e 3
José Sande e LemosThe Nobel Prize in Physics 2020: Black holes, from Oppenheimer to Penrose and beyond.
Physics Department - Instituto Superior Técnico / CENTRA1 e 2
Reinhard Genzel *?
Testing the Massive Black Hole Paradigm and General Relativity with Infrared Interferometry
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
1 e 3
* Distinguished Lecture of the IST 
? Nobel Laureate in Physics 2020

Cada Colóquio desta série faz parte de um dos ciclos seguintes:

1.       The end of Nature

2.       Trends and frontiers in Physics

3.       Physics at the core of Technology

4.       Paths and ways for a graduate in Physics

Docentes responsáveis: Teresa Peña, Amaro Rica da Silva e Pedro Assis