Café & Kosmos 6 September 2010: What does String Theory tell us about the Universe?

2 September 2010

During the next Café & Kosmos discussion evening on 6 September 2010, we will explore the fundamental structure of the Universe. Ordinary matter is made up of quarks and other elementary particles. But what do we find when looking even closer? String theory suggests that even these basic components are made up from even more fundamental objects, known as strings or quantum threads. This elegant theory manages to describe all known particles and the forces acting between them in a single framework.

Professor Dr Ilka Brunner and Dr Marco Baumgartl (LMU Munich) will take us on a journey into the fascinating world of quantum strings.

The series of Café & Kosmos discussions is organised jointly by ESO, the Excellence Cluster Universe and the Max-Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics. The discussions take place on the first Monday of each month at Café Jasmin in Munich. After a brief introduction, the scientists take questions from the audience and discuss current issues from the cosmos.

Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.

What: Café & Kosmos — What does String Theory tell us about the Universe?
When: 6 September 2010, 19:00 (until approximately 20:30)
Where: Cafe Jasmin, Steinheilstrasse 20 (U2, Theresienstraße). Admission is free.



Olivier Hainaut
Karl Schwarzschildstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752

Barbara Wankerl
Excellence Cluster Universe
Boltzmannstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 35831 7105

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