Who: François Englert, Theoretical Physics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Place: Donostia International Physics Center
Date: Friday, 28 September 2018, 16:30
In the nineteen sixties, critical experimental and theoretical discoveries led to a rapid development of our understanding both of the microscopic content of the Universe and of its macroscopic history. Exploring the past we can now essentially reconstruct the Universe roughly up to a hundredth of a billionth of a second after its birth; and our knowledge of the period before this epoch is limited and conjectural. I will explain the physics underlying this reconstruction of the Universe.