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    Theoretical Physics II

    "An Excursion to the Shortest Distance Scales Explored by Humans: Elementary Particles at Work"


    Special guest in our Physics Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras (Technische Universität München, Elementarteilchenphysik)

    Andrzej Buras


    After a description of our knowledge of short distance scales down to the resolution of 10^18 m and a short summary of the recend Higgs discovery, I will list the most important open questions in elementary particle physics which make us believe that new forces and new particles must exist at scales as short as 10^19 m - 10^21 m. I will explain how such a high resolution of short distance scales can be achieved with the help of very rare decays of mesons (bound states of quarks) and leptons that are governed by quantum fluctuations.

    Time: 17:15 pm, Mon 18/11/2013
    Room: Lecture Hall P, Campus South

    By A. Denner