This new work by sculptor Chris Williams was inspired by the work of the Centre for Research in String Theory here in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Entitled "Particle" it was recently exhibited in the Attic Gallery Summer exhibition.
Memory formation in the brain is thought to rely on the remodeling of synaptic connections which eventually results in neural network rewiring. This remodeling is likely to involve ultrathin astroglial protrusions which often occur in the immediate vicinity of excitatory synapses.
Over the past decade it has become clear that one can, in analog systems, test Hawking's predition from 1974 that black holes have a temperature created by the properties of the metric near the horizon.