Café & Kosmos 7 May 2013
Observing the Universe with the Tools of 21st Century Physics
3. května 2013
With Dr Iris Abt (Max Planck Institute for Physics)
The discovery of Jupiter's moons by Galileo Galilei is an example of how one single observation can fundamentally change our view of the world. Galileo's small telescope has now been replaced by complex equipment, some located in special laboratories, others deep underground, and some on remote mountaintops. The construction and operation of such installations require armies of physicists, engineers and technicians. They are waiting for rare decays, or hard-to-detect signals from space. Even today, a single observation could still challenge our understanding of matter, or even of the whole universe. No one knows what we shall see — or whether we shall see it: dark matter, antiparticles, neutrino messengers from distant galaxies...
Dr Iris Abt (Max Planck Institute for Physics) will give an insight into, and discuss, our new observation methods with the guests of the next Café & Kosmos, on Tuesday 7 May 2013.
Note that Café & Kosmos events take place in German.
What: Observing the Universe with the Tools of 21st Century Physics
When: Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 19:00 until approximately 20:30
Where: Vereinsheim, Occamstr. 8, 80802 München, near Münchner Freiheit
Admission is free.
Karl Schwarzschildstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752
Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik
MPI für Astrophysik
Tel: +49 (89) 30 000 3980