On Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 16.00 in The Lundsgaard Auditoriet, University of Copenhagen, the 2004 Nobel Laureate in of Physics Frank Wilczek gave the lecture »Quantum Beauty« where he talked about his research, the road leading to and life after the Nobel Prize.
Mogens Høgh Jensen, Professor, DSc, the Niels Bohr Instituttet, wrote about the Laureate:
Professor Frank Wilczek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is one of the leading theoretical physicists in the world. Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the elementary particles. Asymptotic freedom refers to the phenomenon that the closer the smallest particles (quarks) are to each other, the less they interact. Such behaviour is against common knowledge in the world of physics and the discovery led to a deeper understanding of a theory called quantum chromodynamics which is considered to be the correct description of interaction between elementary particles. Since this discovery, Professor Wilczek has worked on a wide range of topics within particle physics as well as the theory of condensed matter. At the moment he is interested in cosmology and the understanding of the universe which will also be an important part of this Nobel Laureate Lecture.