COLLOQUIUM Klaus Mainzer/Symmetry in Physics
Date: 15.03.2023 - 16.03.2023
1. March 15, 5:30 -6:30 GMT/ Symmetry in Physics, Klaus Mainzer
In this talk, the basic mathematical concepts of symmetry are first explained with illustrative examples up to the group-theoretical methods. On this basis, fundamental principles of physics such as the conservation laws, time, space, and charge invariance (CPT theorem), and space-time structures are introduced with symmetries. In the standard model of elementary particle physics, local gauge symmetries are used to characterise the fundamental forces in the quantum world. Symmetry breaking occurs, which is also used to explain the expansion of the universe. Molecular symmetry breaking (chirality) is at the beginning of biological evolution.
References: K. Mainzer, Symmetries in Nature (De Gruyter: New York 1996, German: De Gruyter: Berlin 1988); K. Mainzer, Symmetry and Complexity. The Spirit and Beauty of Nonlinear Science (World Scientific: Singapore 2005); K. Mainzer, Symmetry and complexity in dynamical systems, in: European Review (Academia Europaea) Vol. 13 Supplement 2 2005, pp. 29-48 (Cambridge University Press); M.C. Doncel, A. Herman, L. Michel, A. Pais (Eds.), Symmetries in Physics (1600-1980), Seminari d’Història de les Ciències Universita Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra Barcelona Spain) 1987.
2. March 16, 11 GMT/Perspectives of Brain- Oriented Computing, Klaus Mainzer
Place: University of Warwick/Department of Physics