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125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître

Symposium on 21 November 2019 in Bern

2019
Nov 21
14:15 - 20:00
Venue
Universität Bern
Kuppelsaal
Hauptgebäude
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Poster for symposium on 125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître (2019)
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Poster for symposium on 125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître (2019)
Poster for symposium on 125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître (2019) (Image: SPS)

Georges Edouard Lemaître (1894 - 1966) was a Belgian physicist, astronomer, and Roman Catholic priest. He proposed an expanding universe and is the central founding father of the Big Bang model of the Universe.

The symposium organised by the Swiss Physical Society in collaboration with the Platform MAP of SCNAT will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître, nowadays recognised as the central founding father of the Big Bang model of the Universe. It will take place in the afternoon of Thursday, 21 November 2019 in the Kuppelsaal of the University of Bern. It will be followed in the evening by a talk on the origin of the elements in relation to the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT 2019).

Afternoon Program (14:15 - 18:00)

14:15 Welcome and introduction

14:30 Harry Nussbaumer (ETH Zürich)
Lemaître and the Astronomical Environment of the 1920s

15:30 coffee break

16:00 Jean-Pierre Luminet (CNRS Marseille)
Philosophical aspects and implications of Lemaître's contributions to modern cosmology

17:00 Norbert Straumann (Universität Zürich)
On Lemaître's inhomogenous cosmological model of 1933 and its recent revival

18:00 reception/apero

Evening Program on the IYPT2019 (19:00 - 20:00)

19:00 Friedrich-Karl Thielemann (Universität Basel)
Making the Elements in the Universe: From the Big Bang to Stars and Stellar Explosions

Abstracts of the presentations are avalaible in the document linked below.

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IYPT 2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. 1869 is considered as the year of formulation of the modern concept of the Periodic System by Dmitri Mendeleev (and others). 2019 is the 150th anniversary of this formulation and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

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