When Physics Meets Literature: Fractality in Western Novels

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday November 12, 2021
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Online
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  • URL: BlueJeans
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact

Jin Liu
Associate Professor of Chinese
jin.liu@modlangs.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Join the School of Modern Languages for an interdisciplinary discussion with Polish Academy of Science physicists Professor Stanisław Drożdż and Professor Paweł Oswiecimka.

Full Summary: Join the School of Modern Languages for an interdisciplinary discussion with Polish Academy of Science physicists Professor Stanisław Drożdż and Professor Paweł Oswiecimka.

Guest Speakers: Professor Stanisław Drożdż and Professor Paweł Oswiecimka from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science 

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/uj2DeWN4ep 

Drożdż and Oswiecimka studied 113 novels in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish, and found that the length of sentences almost always forms fractal patterns. Even James Joyce’s Finnegan Wake, one of the most intriguing literary ‘compositions’ ever, presents a symmetric architecture look from the perspective of formal quantitative approach  

A truly interdisciplinary research! 

The event is co-sponsored by the School of Modern Languages, School of Physics, China Research Center, Atlanta Global Studies Center, and the linguistics program at Georgia Tech. 

Open to the Georgia Tech community.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Modern Languages, School of History and Sociology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
literature, physics, fractal, polish academy of science, institute of nuclear physics
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  • Created On: Oct 26, 2021 - 8:55pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 10, 2021 - 2:50pm