WEDNESDAY  1, 8, 15, 22 AND 29 MARCH – 19.30 TO 21.30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Gideon Koekoek, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Maastricht University
Prof. Ronald Westra, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics, UM
Jacco de Vries, PhD
Assistant Professor of Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Physics, UM
Donna Carroll, PhD
Education Development, former physics teacher, UM
Lorenze Reverberi
Lecturer in Physics, UM

This series aims to unravel the latest developments in physics.  We will explore how fundamental theories in this field have helped us to better understand the physical world around us and how groundbreaking experiments have led to the development of the latest technologies. This series takes you on a journey through time, to see how our scientific ideas were first conceived, tested, challenged, reshaped, and in some cases reborn.  You’ll gain an overview of many exciting fields in physics; from quantum mechanics to relativity, and from nuclear physics to cosmology.  And finally we’ll discuss where the next generation of research and the future of physics might be heading.

The individual lectures
1. Newton vs Einstein and the Geometry of Space-Time (Koekoek / 1 Mar)
2. Quantum Mechanics (Westra / 8 Mar)
3. The Building Blocks of the Universe: an Overview of Nuclear and Particle Physics (De Vries / 15 Mar)
4. From Sandcastles to Smartphones: the Development of Microchips and Modern Electronic Devices (Carroll / 22 Mar)
5. Cosmology (Reverberi / 29 Mar)

Cost of the whole series
UM students €10 / UM employees and students from other schools €25 / others €50


01 March 2023

19:30 - 21:30


08 March 2023

19:30 - 21:30


15 March 2023

19:30 - 21:30


22 March 2023

19:30 - 21:30


29 March 2023

19:30 - 21:30