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Three illustrations of Fabrizio Tamburini´s new model of light, light as a vortex.

Beyond Einstein's Dream. Riding the Photons

Sat, 05.09.2015 11.30 am, Dauer: 5:30h, ZKM_Lecture Hall


The conference is about the hidden beauty carried by light, information, symmetries, and structures in Maxwell's equations. Light is the main carrier of information, from the borders of Universe and between two people. Light is an electromagnetic wave, oscillations in time and in the propagating space of the electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic waves were first realized in Karlsruhe by Heinrich Hertz after the studies of Maxwell. The use of the mathematical beauty of the symmetries and conserved quantities of the electromagnetic field are paving the way for a new era, with the improvement of information transfer and to manipulate matter at a nano scale.

Maxwell equations

James Clerk Maxwell published the elementary Maxwell equations for the first time exactly 150 years ago. The equations describe the physical phenomenon of light. The equations became an aesthetic ideal of physics thanks to their symmetry and elegant notation. Heinrich Hertz developed his research based on Maxwell’s theories. He ultimately succeeded in proving the existence of electromagnetic waves. He laid the foundations for wireless radio technology: without Maxwell’s equations there would be no radio, television and mobile communications today. UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light.

The lectures are hold in English.


11:30 am Freddy Paul Grunert, Fabrizio Tamburini Welcome
12 pm Prof. Massimo Della Valle
​NAF – Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Italien
Gamma-ray Burst and Supernovae: the Lighthouses of the Universe
12:45 pm Prof. Andrei Khrennikov
International Center for Mathematical Modeling in Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science, Linnaeus Universtiy, Sweden
From Quantum to Classical, Photon and Maxwell equations
1:30 pm–2:30 pm Break  
2:30 pm Prof. Iwo Bialynicki-Birula
​Center for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Poland
The Beauty of Maxwell Theory
3:15 pm Prof. Fabrizio Tamburini
Founding member, scientific committee,IAES-Venice, Italien
Light as Carrier of Information
4 pm Questions and answers  
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