With the theme “Forces of Nature” we aim to address the origin and consequences of some of the most extreme forces, giving our visitors a small peak into the fascinating science that shapes our world.

In nature, everything changes as a result of many forces. On an everyday scale the most interesting forces of nature come in all shapes and sizes. Observing the skies, we witness the violent processes in the universe which cannot be recreated on earth. Which phenomena are going on above our heads and under our feet? How can we model these extremely complicated processes? In the meantime, all interactions boil down to four fundamental forces. Scientists from all fields collaborate to create a unifying theory to understand and describe these same forces on the smallest scale. Is it even possible to end the search for a ‘Theory of Everything’ and what would this mean for our understanding of the universe?

The symposium will take place on 22 November 2018 at the Best Western Hotel Plaza in Groningen.

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The best student symposium I've ever witnessed

prof. Philip Moriarty

It was a really great event to be a part of, and I have to say that it was also one of the best-organised events that I've been involved in for a long time

Benjamin Smith