Theme：History of Mechanics
Location：West Lecture Theatre
Babak Haghighat, Associate Professor at YMSC, Tsinghua University, working in the area of mathematical physics and string theory.
Babak Haghighat will review the development of classical mechanics from its roots in Ancient Greece and follow its course through the modern era and the scientific revolution to the current formulation due to Euler and Lagrange culmination. He will also give a brief outlook on the developments in the 20th century leading to the formulation of quantum mechanics.