Marcus Jahnel: May the Forces be With You – From Biophysics to Particle Physics

This talk is part of a series of the Beerology talk series.

Step into the realm of physics with Marcus Jahnel from the Dresden University of Technology and the Excellence Cluster “Physics of Life”, alongside Michael Kobel from the Technical University of Dresden. Together, they invite you on a captivating voyage, bridging the gap between Biophysics and Particle Physics.

Tonight, it’s all about forces – the ones you need to open a door or throw a ball. Let’s discover how forces and interactions drive live at the minuscule molecular level. Marcus will show you how light can push and pull things – he can even stretch proteins!

From there, we move onto even more minuscule particles that make up atoms – to the domain of Particle Physics. Here, Michael takes the stage and guides you to the smallest building blocks of matter, whose interactions tell us something about the origin of the universe. Experience how a “Sound of the Universe” has been immortalized in the cosmic background radiation, providing us with clues about the enigmatic “Dark Matter”. Be a part of it as we together unveil the secrets of nature.

The event will be held in German. Admission is free.

About Beerology:

A physicist, a medical doctor, and a chemist walk into a bar … Sounds like the setup for a cheesy joke? Nope, it’s Beerology! Immerse yourself in the world of science and scientists firsthand, all while unwinding in the laid-back ambiance of a pub and savoring your drink of choice.

At Beerology, you'll have the unique opportunity to meet scientists face-to-face and learn more about what’s being researched in our city. 

Scientists from various research institutions all over Dresden will be holding short interactive presentations giving insights into their everyday research work. From professor to doctoral student, they are all here! Are you curious about the daily work of a biomedical doctoral student? Then this is the right place for you. Our scientists will be happy to answer all your questions.

Come to Mondpalast and Zapfanstalt in Neustadt between October 10 and 19 and experience science and scientists live!

On October 18th, the Research Group Leader from PoL, Dr. Marcus Jahnel will be conducting the discussion with the topic ”May the Forces be with you”.

Check the full program for this talk series.

This fall, lets cheer to science! Come to Neustadt, have a beer with us and learn more about the latest Dresden research. Meet scientists for short talks in a casual atmosphere and exchange ideas!