Standing pendulums and cables upside down: the ‘Indian Rope Trick’ in the laboratory
It has been known for around a century that vibrating the pivot point of a pendulum can cause it to stand upside down. The effect is often referred to as the ‘Kapitza pendulum’. Here we will broaden the idea and apply the concepts to inverting sets of pendulums and flexible cables. The talk will include vivid live demonstrations of the effects.
Tom Mullin Supernumerary Fellow at Linacre and he has a visiting position in the Mathematical Institute.
Multidimensional Poverty and Public Policy: Experiences from South America and South Asia
In the wider discourse on what constitutes poverty, it is largely acknowledged among academia and policy makers that poverty is multidimensional in nature. Among the multifaceted SDGs, target 1.2 states to "reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions" by 2030. Conceptionalizing Amartya Sen's capability approach, the Alkire-Foster (AF) method has become the most widely used approach to measure multidmensional poverty. It is the underlying technique for both the internationally comparable Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), computed by OPHI and UNDP, and several National MPIs, computed by national bureaus of statistics. In this talk, Christian will explain the AF method and show how National MPIs have been institutionalized and become a guide for public policies in South American and South Asian countries.
Christian Oldiges JRF, Research Officer at the Oxford Department of International Development
All Welcome – Wine, Soft Drinks, Cheese, and Nibbles will be served