Nerd Nite will be back at Galbraith’s Alehouse (2 Mt Eden Rd, Grafton) on Tuesday March 3rd. In our typical style we will gather to drink beer (or other beverage or choice), and celebrate nerdiness in its many manifestations. If that sounds like your type of evening, come along! As usual we’ll start the drinking and socialising at 6.30, with talks from 7pm.
Our second speaker, Joachim Brand, will be discussing some of his recent research on nonlinear waves in atomic superfluids (we have been assured he’ll explain what that means), and how they are connected to sound figures, i.e. vibration patterns on solid objects like plates or violin bodies that can be visualised by spraying sand onto the objects. Similar to musical instruments, superfluid defects can resonate at characteristic frequencies that produce intriguing patterns.