Max Planck Institute for Physics: 100 Year Anniversary

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Description
Albert Einstein was the original director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society’s Institute for Physics, founded in October 1917, the predecessor of today‘s Max Planck Institute for Physics. It is time to celebrate this anniversary.

In our symposium we will review the historical developments in particle physics, focusing on the role of our institute, as well as review the most thrilling current research topics. The Max Planck Institute for Physics is excited to bring together renowned researchers in both theoretical and experimental particle physics to address these topics.

We cordially invite you to join our symposium and to celebrate our 100th anniversary with us! The symposium will take place from October 10-12, followed by the ceremony on the afternoon of October 12. 

Allen Caldwell
Managing Director Max Planck Institute for Physics
 
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 10 October 2017
    • 14:00 - 17:45 Symposium
      Convener: Siegfried Bethke
      • 14:00 Introduction 5'
        Sprecher: Allen Caldwell
      • 14:05 Theoretical physics at the MPP – a historical perspective 45'
        Sprecher: Wolfgang Hollik
      • 14:50 Particle Physics phenomenology 45'
        Sprecher: John Ellis
      • 15:35 Coffee 25'
      • 16:00 Experimental physics at the MPP – a historical perspective 45'
        Sprecher: Christian Kiesling
      • 16:45 Detector and techology developments in particle physics 45'
        Sprecher: Robert Klanner
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Reception
    • 18:30 - 19:30 Symposium
      Convener: Georgi Dvali
      • 18:30 Finding Cosmic Inflation 1h0'
        Sprecher: Eiichiro Komatsu
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Symposium
      Convener: Dieter Lüst
      • 09:00 Experimental particle physics – future perspectives 45'
        Sprecher: Eckhard Elsen
      • 09:45 Neutrino physics – a theoretical perspective 45'
        Sprecher: Manfred Lindner
      • 10:30 Coffee 30'
      • 11:00 The search for sterile neutrinos 30'
        Sprecher: Thierry Lasserre
      • 11:30 Hot topics in particle physics and cosmology 30'
        Sprecher: Gia Dvali
      • 12:00 WIMPs – motivation and detection 30'
        Sprecher: Leo Stodolsky
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Symposium
      Convener: Masahiro Teshima
      • 14:00 New physics deep underground 45'
        Sprecher: Stefan Schönert
      • 14:45 Axions – motivation and detection 45'
        Sprecher: Roberto Peccei
      • 15:30 Coffee 30'
      • 16:00 Neutrino astronomy 45'
        Sprecher: Elisa Resconi
      • 16:45 Gamma-ray astronomy: discovery perspectives 45'
        Sprecher: Karl Mannheim
      • 17:30 Ground-based gamma ray astronomy 30'
        Sprecher: Razmik Mirzoyan
  • Thursday, 12 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Symposium
      Convener: Wolfgang Hollik
      • 09:00 Quantum Gravity, Unification and E10 45'
        Sprecher: Hermann Nicolai
      • 09:45 The LHC – perspectives for discovery 45'
        Sprecher: Jim Virdee
      • 10:30 Coffee 30'
      • 11:00 Status and perspectives in String Theory 30'
        Sprecher: Dieter Lüst
      • 11:30 The discovery of the Higgs Boson 30'
        Sprecher: Sandra Kortner
      • 12:00 Precision calculations for discovery 30'
        Sprecher: Gudrun Heinrich
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 17:00 100-year ceremony and reception
      • 14:00 Begrüßung, Prof. Dr. Allen Caldwell, Geschäftsführender Direktor 10'
      • 14:10 Begrüßung: Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, Präsident der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 15'
      • 14:25 Grußwort: Ilse Aigner, MdL, Bayerische Staatsministerin für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie 15'
      • 14:40 Grußwort Kristina Frank, Stadträtin Landeshauptstadt München 15'
      • 14:55 Musikalisches Intermezzo 10'
      • 15:05 Festvortrag Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bethke, Direktor Max-Planck-Institut für Physik 45'
      • 15:50 Musikalischer Ausklang 10'
      • 16:00 Sektempfang, Austausch und mögliche Führung durch die Ausstellung 45'
    • 17:00 - 23:55 Evening program
      • 17:00 Max-Planck-Institut für Physik – die nächsten 100 Jahre (Programm der Doktoranden) 20'
      • 17:45 „Physik des Scheiterns“ – Musikkabarett mit Prof. Dr. Georg Eggers und Prof. Dr. Michael Sachs 30'
      • 18:15 Eröffnung Buffet, musikalische Begleitung durch die Band Los Payos 2h45'
      • 21:00 Party mit DJ Lukas Brokamp 2h55'