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YAG Bovenkamer Session: How Beauty leads Physics Astray

When:Fr 21-06-2019 20:00 - 23:00
Where:De Bovenkamer van Groningen, Noorderbinnensingel 14, 9712 XD Groningen

To develop fundamentally new laws of nature, theoretical physicists often rely on arguments from beauty. Simplicity and naturalness in particular have been strongly influential guides in the foundations of physics ever since the development of the standard model of particle physics. In this lecture, Sabine Hossenfelder argues that arguments from beauty have led the field into a dead end and discusses what can be done about it.

Participation is free, registration is required.

Sabine Hossenfelder (photo by Joerg Steinmetz)
Sabine Hossenfelder (photo by Joerg Steinmetz)