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Álvaro de Rújula

Einstein's triumphs, errors and doubts

Life and Matter Sciences Conference Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 19:30 hours Madrid

General information:

Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces - salón de actos. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity. 

In cooperation with:

Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

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Though not akin to anyone else, Einstein was a human being. Thus, he had doubts. And he even made errors, some of them as fruitful as his greatest successes. In the XXIst century --during which Einstein's megahits continue to gain strength— it may be interesting to talk about the undeniable genius from a not exclusively eulogistic point of view. 

 

Wednesday, November 20

19:00 h.

Attendee check-in

19:30 h.

Welcome

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra 
Director de la Fundación Ramón Areces.

Manuel Aguilar Benítez de Lugo 
Miembro del Consejo Científico de la Fundación Ramón Areces.

19:40 h.

Einstein's triumphs, errors and doubts

Álvaro de Rújula
Organización Europea para la Investigación Nuclear (CERN), Ginebra, Suiza. Instituto de Física Teórica CSIC-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España.

Álvaro de Rújula graduated and obtained his PHD in Physics in Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has worked in Italy (ICTP, Trieste), France (IHES and Saclay, close to Paris), in the USA (Harvard and Boston Universities), at CERN (in diverse roles, from Summer Student to leader of the Theory Division) and in Madrid (Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Autónoma University).

In the 1970's he contributed to the consolidation of the Standard Model of particle physics, in particular to the study of QCD, charmed particles and their predicted masses. He has worked in many other fields, such as "X-raying" the Earth with neutrinos, measuring their masses in the lab, searching for antimatter in the Universe, understanding cosmic rays and gamma-ray bursts, and the development of the sophisticated methods that contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson. 

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