CERN and the Anti-Miracle

Media:  Talk   

April 7, 2010

Huset Ved Kongens Have

Holger Bech Nielsen

Fritz Holger Bech Nielsen (born 25 august 1941) is a Danish theoretical physicist, professor of theoretical high energy physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University.He has made original contributions to theoretical high energy physics, including string theory. Received in 2001 the highly esteemed German Humboldt Award for his scientific work. Several atomic physics concepts are named after him, as Nielsen-Olesen vortex. Member of the Royal. Danish Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Science-Academy. Among other things, starred in Lars Becker-Larsen's documentary film "The theory of everything" (1998), where he explains about his own and physics theories of origin of the universe and history.

Lars Erik Lyndgaard Schmidt

Former co-owner and founder of Huset Ved Kongens Have. Mixologist, professional bartender and storyteller. He is the cocktail master and bar manager behind Science & Cocktails.

Henrique de Souza

Artist, photographer and DJ.

Tonight's event is the first in the series Science & Cocktails and consists of a presentation by the mixologist Lars Lyndgaard Schmidt and a lecture by the theoretical physicist Holger Bech Nielsen.

Lars Lyndgaard Schmidt will lead the audience into the cocktails' universe with a report on the father of the cocktail, "Professor" Jerry Thomas.

Next, Holger Bech Nielsen will talk about the giant particle accelerator Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European organization for nuclear research.

The purpose of the LHC is to try to find the so-called Higgs particle, but the project has repeatedly run into major problems. Bech Nielsen, along with a Japanese colleague made a radical theory about the cause, which includes assistance from the future.

The event is conducted in English and after the lecture, DJ Henrique de Souza will reverse the old jazz records and people can get the opportunity to ask clarifying questions to Holger Bech Nielsen and Lars Lyndgaard Schmidt.

The talk: