Prof. Krzysztof A. Meissner (Poland) 19.04.2021

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the City of Poznań would like to invite you to take part in an on-line lecture delivered by Prof. Krzysztof A. Meissner  (Poland), entitled:  "Nagroda Nobla z fizyki 2020". The lecture will be held in polish on 15 April 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The lecture will be available under the link

Prof. Krzysztof A. Meissner is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw, where he also earned his Master's and PhD degrees. After his PhD, he completed postdoctoral fellowships at ETH Zürich, CERN and ICTP in Trieste, and then acted as a visiting professor at Paris VII, CERN and Max Planck Institute in Potsdam. He has delivered dozens of lectures in various European, American and Canadian institutions. In the years 2009-2011, he acted as a chief scientific officer at the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Świerk. For several years already, he has been a Polish XFEL delegate in Hamburg building a free electron laser, and the spokesperson for the OSQAR experiment at CERN.

Prof. Krzysztof Meissner deals with theoretical particle physics and the theory of gravity. Together with Gabriele Veneziano from CERN, he discovered a new symmetry in the theory of gravity, used later on in the so-called pre-Big Bang cosmology. His most cited work is the paper on loop quantum gravity. Recently, together with Hermann Nicolai from the Max Planck Institute, he has proposed an extension of the current particle theory that provides for the existence of new particles. He collaborates with Sir Roger Penrose from Oxford in the observational search for rings on satellite maps of the cosmic background radiation.

Prof. Krzysztof Meissner is a respected populariser of science, regularly participating in radio, TV and Internet popular science programmes. He chairs the Programme Board of the Warsaw Festival of Science.

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