On 14 September at 10.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Ziedonis Hall, Level 1) a public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš will be held. Language: Latvian with simultaneous translation into English. Free entrance.
In the old days, it was said that a man could not see beyond his nose-tip, because the individual's world ended up with a circle of acquaintances, a job or a place of residence. We are currently living in a global information age, and events, wherever they happen in the world, are becoming known and discussed on the Internet in a few minutes. Does that mean we've become global in our world perceptions? In presentation, Mārcis Auziņš will argue that for many reasons the information bubble which we inhabit has changed, but it has not become significantly larger, and he will share his thoughts on whether it is possible to escape from it.
Prof. Marcis Auzinsh is a physicist, currently Chairman of Senate, Professor and a head of the Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Latvia. From 2007. till 2015. he was rector of the University of Latvia. His main professional interests lie in the field of quantum physics. Prof. Auzinsh has co-authored more than hundred research papers published in the leading research journals and several hundred conference reports. He also is a co-author of two monographs published at the Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press and both has several editions. During his academic career he has worked in many countries – Chine, Taiwan, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel and Germany.
Organized by Symboli and Riti Society.
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