There will be four presentations where the beginning of the universe, music, the microworld of bacteria and light will be discussed.

Monday November 21, 2022 4:06 p.m.

“We are quantum fluctuations (you, me, the Universe)” is the title of the first talk of the cycle designed by the Physics Department (DFI) of the FCFM for the general public, which will take place between Wednesday 23 and 26 January. The cycle begins this Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eloísa Díaz room of the Central House of the U. de Chile. Admission is free and with limited seats.

“We want to bring the physics that we do at the University of Chile to the people, we want attendees to know that this science is much closer than what they made us see in our childhood. We are convinced that science can and should be part of people’s daily lives,” he explains. Claudio Falcón, academic and head of Communications of the Department of Physics.

“Our understanding of physics shows us that the fundamental elements of matter are fields, and that the primordial particles are tiny quantum fluctuations. In this talk I will tell, in close language, how this knowledge can be used to understand the origin of the universe. We will be forced to reconsider many things we take for granted about our place in the cosmos.” Gonzalo Palma, DFI academic and one of the speakers.

“I want to invite you on a journey through different meeting points between the physical sciences and music. Over the course of 45 minutes, I will present theories, stories and reflections on the voice, instruments, technology and their influence on the ways of composing, recording, playing and listening to music”, indicates the academic from the Department of Sound and researcher at the DFI, Carolina Espinoza, who will offer the talk “The sound of physics”.

“I want to ask questions related to: How do we study sound sources? What scientific advances allowed the birth of talkies and what implications did this have for hundreds of musicians around the world?” he adds.

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Detail about the cycle of talks

Talk 1: We are quantum fluctuations (you, me, the Universe)

Speaker: Gonzalo Palma, Ph.D in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England and academic of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile

Wednesday, November 23

Duration: 45 minutes

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Talk 2: The relationship between physics and music

Speaker: Carolina Espinoza, PhD in Physics from the University of Chile, academic in the Department of Sound of the Faculty of Arts and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics FCFM of the University of Chile

Wednesday, November 30

Duration: 45 minutes

Talk 3: The physics of bacteria

Speaker: María Luisa Cordero, PhD in Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, France; academic of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile and researcher of the Millennium Nucleus of Active Matter.

Thursday December 29

Duration: 45 minutes

Lecture 4 The Physics of Light

Speaker: Carla Hermann, PhD in Physics from the Faculté des Sciences de Sorbonne Université, France, academic in the Physics Department of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile and associate researcher at the MIRO Millennium Institute of Optics.

Thursday January 26

Duration: 45 minutes

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