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Fellesseminar - Physics Colloquium
Fredag 28. september 2007 kl 14.15
Prof. Frank Wilczek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA, USA
and NORDITA, Stockholm
The Universe is a Strange Place
Over the course of the twentieth century we have constructed a very successful fundamental theory of the behavior of matter. Viewed from this perspective, the world looks very different from our everyday reality. It is a very strange place, and a beautiful one -- in particular, we've come to understand that the building blocks of matter appear as notes in a Music of the Void. I'll describe this using a combination of facts, pictures, and jokes. Finally I'll discuss some recent discoveries indicating that the world is even stranger than we've understood so far, and how we're rising to the challenge.
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med David J. Gross og H. David Politzer
"for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"