What holds the world together?

Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed, theoretical physicist from the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton, and Prof. Armin Nassehi, sociologist from LMU München, give answers to this question – and a glimpse into the future of science.

Join our event in the main building („Senatssaal“) of the LMU München on July 18th and find out what happens when fundamental physics meets social science. The event is hosted by Dr. Jeanne Rubner, Vice President Global Communication TUM.

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The structure of classical physics

First Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed will give an insight into the evolution of fundamental physics by presenting „The end of space-time“. The world-renowned theoretical physicist will talk about the structure of classical physics, the unification of quantum mechanics and gravity, and what a new picture for the universe may look like.

Social systems – and the role of science

The famous sociologist Prof. Armin Nassehi will then bring the social systems into the game. He and Arkani-Hamed will discuss their answers concerning the physical and the social universe as well as their views about science and its role for society. Stay tuned to find out what a theoretical physicist and a sociologist do all day, what they might have in common (and might not) – and how they see the future of science.


19:00 – 19:30 „The end of space-time“ (Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed)

19:30 – 19:45 Questions from the audience

19:45 – 20:15 Break with snacks in the foyer

20:15 – 21:15 What holds the world together? Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed and Prof. Armin Nassehi give answers to this question – and a glimpse into the future of science (Host: Dr. Jeanne Rubner)

21:15 – 21:30 Questions from the audience

21:30 – 22:00 Discussions in the foyer

Film and sound recordings as well as photos will be taken. By attending the event you agree to their subsequent use.

@ Image by Josh Worth
June 27, 2022