Public Lecture

A public lecture on "QUANTUM BEAUTY" will be given on May 22, 2014, at 19:00h as part of the Quark Matter 2014 Conference by Professor Frank Wilczek (MIT, USA), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004.


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Does the world embody beautiful ideas? Pythagoras and Plato intuited that it should, Newton and Maxwell showed, in impressive examples, how it could. Modern physics demonstrates, in depth and detail, that it does. I will narrate, through notable examples, how the concept of beauty in physical law has evolved - and how it continues to guide our quest for ultimate understanding.

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Lecture details




Professor Frank Wilczek, MIT, USA
Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004

Date and time

May 22, 2014, at 19:00h


Technische Universität Darmstadt
Lecture Hall 122, im Alten Maschinenhaus, Gebäude S105
Magdalenenstraße 12
64289 Darmstadt


Ticket price is 5,00€ plus advance booking fee (VVK) of 0,50€.
Tickets can be purchased at the Darmstadt Shop at the entrance of the Luisencenter,
Luisenplatz 5, 64283 Darmstadt.