The Hintze lectures

The Hintze Lectures highlight contemporary developments in Astrophysics and Cosmology. They are run by the Oxford Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys.

A generous donation by The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation enables world leading researchers to visit Oxford and deliver a lecture as part of this series.

This year, Professor Rocky Kolb, Arhur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the University of Chicago, will deliver the 17th Hintze Lecture on Wednesday 31st October 2018 @ 17:00 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: The Quantum and the Cosmos

Abstract: In daily life we do not experience the quantum nature of the world on the scale of elementary particles, nor do we sense the expansion and evolution of the universe on cosmic scales. Humans, midway in size between quantum and cosmic scales, evolved to perceive nature not as it actually is, but merely as required to survive in our environment. How remarkable that we have developed an understanding of the quantum realm and the cosmic realm, and realized that the inner space of the quantum and the outer space of the cosmos are intimately connected. In this lecture I will highlight some of the remarkable connections between the quantum and the cosmos.

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