Upcoming events

First Newsletter 2017
  • The current newsletter is available here.
  • Bethe-Colloquium by Fernando Quevedo (ICTP, Trieste / DAMTP, Cambridge), June 22nd, 2017
  • Lecture Series on "Conformal Field Theories, Trace Anomalies and Their Applications", July 3rd - 7th, 2017
    Lecturer: Stefan Theisen (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
  • Bethe-Colloquium by Zoltan Fodor (Wuppertal), July 6th, 2017
  • 9th Bethe Center Workshop
    "Computational Sciences and Reality", October 2nd to 6th, 2017, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
    The organizers are Markus Gabriel (Bonn), Tom Luu (Jülich), Ulf-G. Meißner (Bonn) and Carsten Urbach (Bonn).

Further information will be given as soon as it is available.

Bethe Colloquium by Fernando Quevedo

June 2017
Fernando Quevedo

A second Bethe Colloquium in June will take place on Thursday, June 22nd (4:15 pm) in Hörsaal I:

  • Fernando Quevedo (ICTP, Trieste / DAMTP, Cambridge)
  • On String Theory, Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • Hörsaal I, Physikalisches Institut

Abstract: An overview is presented on the efforts and challenges for string theory to make contact with particle physics and cosmology. 

Lecture Series on "Conformal Field Theories, Trace
Anomalies and Their Applications"

03.07.2017 – 07.07.2017
Poster Conformal Field Theories
We are happy to announce the Lecture Series on "Conformal Field Theories, Trace Anomalies and Their Applications" by Stefan Theisen (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany). The Lecture Series will take place from 3rd to 7th July, 2017, in the Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics in Bonn.

For more information and the registration see the webpage.

Bethe Colloquium by Zoltan Fodor

July 2017
Zoltan Fodor

July's Bethe Colloquium will take place on Thursday, July 6th (4:15 pm) in Hörsaal I:

  • Zoltan Fodor (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
  • The Origin of Mass in the Visible Universe
  • Hörsaal I, Physikalisches Institut

Abstract: More than 99% of the mass of the visible universe is made up of protons and neutrons. Both particles are much heavier than their quark and gluon constituents. The existence and stability of atoms rely on the fact that the mass difference between the neutron and the proton is about 0.14%. A slightly smaller or larger value would have led to a dramatically different universe. I show how theoretical breakthroughs and high-performance computing resources have transitioned to a point where these masses, their differences and similar physics observables can be calculated accurately on space-time lattices directly from Quantum Chromodynamics, the strongly interacting theory of quarks and gluons.