5-8 August 2021
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Keynote Speakers


Source: University of Copenhagen

ABSTRACT: Cosmic dust: Making, Braking and Baking

Cosmic dust particles play an important role for the thermal, dynamical and chemical conditions in many astrophysical environments, especially for the star and planet formation process and the late stages of stellar evolution. Dust particles determine the spectral appearance of proto-stars as well as of evolved stars with circumstellar envelopes, and they also dominate extinction curves of galaxies.



Source: CERN

ABSTRACT: PARTY CALL PHYSICS: when access and physics collide

The American education system hashistorically assumed that physics students can speak and hear and hashistorically excluded signed languages and their users. Consequently, there isa dearth of conceptually accurate and linguistically appropriate signs for evenbasic technical concepts. This talk will provide a brief history of my (lackof) access to education and being the first Deaf in the world to get a PhD inparticle physics, as well as my experience in particle physics to date. Alongthe way, I've been developing words in American Sign Language and training mysign language interpreters to ensure accurate, complete communication. Thesedeveloped signs can also benefit non-signers by changing how particlephysicists communicate and collaborate in a large international experimentamong colleagues of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages.

Colin Wright

Source: ETH Zürich, D Math

ABSTRACT: While Gauss famously remarked, "Whatwe need are notions, not notations," there is no denying that a goodnotation can free the mind to make new discoveries. In this presentation wewill see an example from the apparently unrelated field of juggling, with theunexpected appearance of Quantum Mechanics and Time Travel!

Kim Lefmann

Source: University of Copenhagen

Kim Lefmann is a professor in condensed matterphysics. He will give a talk on current themesin this research. Keywords: Superconductors and European Spallation Source(ESS).


Source: University of Copenhagen

Charles Marcus is Professor at UCPH and PrincipalResearcher at Microsoft. Charles Marcus has a dual appointment. Research areas include condensed matterphysics, quantum coherent electronics and qubit implementations, topologicalstates of matter, and quantum computing.


Source: University of Copenhagen

ABSTRACT: Ice Cores and Climate Change

Ice cores drilled through the vast icesheets on Greenland and Antarctica yield invaluable information on pastclimatic conditions hundreds of thousands of years back in time. With thisunique vantage point we can study what the climate system wascapable of before human civilization had an impact - and give perspective toongoing and predicted climate change due to human intervention.