Physics: Prof. dr. R. Timmermans, KVI, University of Groningen: The Nobel prize in physics 2008: Broken symmetries
|18 December 2008||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Physics: Prof. dr. R. Timmermans|
|Affiliation:||KVI / University of Groningen|
|Title:||The Nobel prize in physics 2008: Broken symmetries|
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 was awarded to Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, and Toshihide Maskawa for their landmark discoveries about Nature’s symmetries. In this colloquium I first review Nambu’s concept of spontaneously broken symmetry. Next I discuss the broken symmetry of Kobayashi and Maskawa. The implications for particle physics and cosmology will be addressed. We will answer the all-important question: Was the Nobel Committee right?
|Last modified:||12 September 2014 11.22 a.m.|