Reaching for the stars

Mi. 17.4.2024

Beginn um 12.15 Uhr
Abschluss um 13.00 Uhr

PER 21 A120
Public Lecture with Prof. Ian Hutchinson

Stars are powered by nuclear fusion reactions in their incredibly hot interiors. Our human attempts to harness fusion energy on Earth have led us to a deep understanding of the physics of the fourth state of matter, plasma, of which stars and most of the visible universe consists. This presentation will explain some of the science of plasma and the prospects for terrestrial fusion energy, but also address the two major motivations for this and all of science: our wonder and curiosity about the world, and our desire to live well in it.

This lecture is organized by VBG, the Christian student movement in Switzerland and with the kind support of the John Templeton Foundation. 

When: 17. April 12:15-13:00 with an Apéro afterwards

Where: University of Fribourg, PER 21 A120

The entrance is free and all persons interested are welcome.


This lecture is part of a series of public lectures in this week. Here you find further information.