# Program

## 04 March 2020

**LECTURE SERIES**

**The Relativistic Quantum World**

**Wed 4, 11, 18 Aand 25 Mar, and 8 Apr – 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2**

**Prof. Marcel Merk**

Research Physicist Nikhef, Professor Free University Amsterdam

This lecture series of ten 1-hour lectures on five evenings will focus on the central concepts of two theories, while keeping mathematics to a minimum. The first part deals with Einstein's theories of special and general relativity, culminating in the recent discovery of gravitational waves. The second part includes the counter-intuitive concepts of quantum mechanics and their interpretation: the relativistic quantum world is fundamentally different from our macroscopic world. On the final evening, we will end with an overview of elementary particle physics and recent discoveries of the LHC collider at CERN.

**The individual lectures**

1. The Principle of Relativity / Lorentz Contraction and Time Dilatation (4 Mar)

2. Relativistic Paradoxes / General relativity and gravitational waves (11 Mar)

3. The early Quantum Theory / Feynman's double slit experiment (18 Mar)

4. Wheeler's delayed choice experiment / Quantum Reality (25 Mar)

5. Particle Physics: Antimatter and Higgs in Colliders / Particle Physics: Antimatter and Higgs in Cosmology (8 Apr)

**Cost of the whole series**

UM students €10

UM employees and students from other schools €25

Others €50

**1. The Principle of Relativity / Lorentz Contraction and Time Dilatation (4 Mar)**

## 11 March 2020

**2. Relativistic Paradoxes / General relativity and gravitational waves (11 Mar)**

## 18 March 2020

**3. The early Quantum Theory / Feynman's double slit experiment (18 Mar)**

## 25 March 2020

**4. Wheeler's delayed choice experiment / Quantum Reality (25 Mar)**

## 08 April 2020

**5. Particle Physics: Antimatter and Higgs in Colliders / Particle Physics: Antimatter and Higgs in Cosmology (8 Apr)**

# The Relativistic Quantum World

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