18 Jul

What holds the world together?

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

18 July 2022


LMU Senatssaal Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

Fundamental Physics meets Social Science

What holds the world together? Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed, theoretical physicist from the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton, and Professor Armin Nassehi, sociologist from LMU Munich, give answers to this question – and a glimpse into the future of science.

The structure of classical physics

First Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed will give an insight into the evolution of fundamental physics by presenting „The end of space-time“. The world-renowned theoretical physicist will talk about the structure of classical physics, the unification of quantum mechanics and gravity, and what a new picture for the universe may look like.

Social systems – and the role of science

The famous sociologist Prof. Armin Nassehi will then bring the social systems into the game. He and Arkani-Hamed will discuss their answers concerning the physical and the social universe as well as their views about science and its role for society. Stay tuned to find out what a theoretical physicist and a sociologist do all day, what they might have in common (and might not) – and how they see the future of science.

Host: Dr. Jeanne Rubner (Vice President Global Communication TUM)

Registration is required. You can find more information on the website of the event.

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