Science Or God?

April 26, 2011Byens Lys Copenhagen
Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Byens Lys
Fabriksområdet 99

This night's event is the first episode in the second series of the Science & Cocktails. Holger Bech Nielsen, professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, will talk about some of the laws of nature, the quest to find the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the seemingly strange conspiracy that "God" has taken on. The question is whether the laws of nature are either incomplete or if "God" plays a role.

After a Q & A in the bar Hjalte Bested Møller, creator of the music project Krayon, will play some of his musical compositions that make use of algorithmic techniques and generative sound design, which are based on programming languages, such as MaxMSP and SuperCollider.

Talk by

Holger Bech Nielsen

Fritz Holger Bech Nielsen (born 25 august 1941) is a Danish theoretical physicist, professor of theoretical high energy physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University. He has made original contributions to theoretical high energy physics, including string theory. Received in 2001 the highly esteemed German Humboldt Award for his scientific work. Several atomic physics concepts are named after him, as Nielsen-Olesen vortex. Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Science Academy. Among other things, starred in Lars Becker-Larsen's documentary film "The theory of everything" (1998), where he explains about his own and physics theories of origin of the universe and history.

Holger bech

Music by

Hjalte Bested Møller

In the cyber jazz trio Badun, he served as a programmer for various plugins and algorithmic techniques, processing of live instruments and generative sound design - often referred to as "the Badun granulator." After his time with Badun, Hjalte has explored various styles ranging from ambient soundscape, electronica, IDM and dubstep - but still has a strong interest in algorithmic techniques and generative sound design based on programming languages, such as MaxMSP and SuperCollider. Hjalte is also an arduino programmer and inventor.