Physics/SQB Presents: Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:15pm
Location: 
Room #1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
CalTech
Public Lecture: 
Yes
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In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.