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  • 26. aug. 2019

  • For more cool science visit In the framework of the largest string theory conference in the world, Strings 2019, Science and Cocktails organized a special event at Flagey in Brussels. We were sipping cocktails in the art-deco building with string theorist and science superstar Robbert Dijkgraaf as he told us all about the fundamental laws of Nature. Afterwards, cellist and composer Benjamin Glorieux performed a musical piece together with invited guests especially commissioned for the occasion, while live-video artist Klaas Verpoest accompanied them with his visual magic. What is string theory? What happens to stuff that falls inside a black hole? What are the fundamental building blocks of space and time? Did Nature have any choice in picking the fundamental laws of physics? What is the role of mathematics in physics? This talk by professor Robbert Dijkgraaf was recorded on 13 July 2019 at Flagey in Brussels. For more science lectures with dry ice cocktails and live music, visit: • Science & Cocktails Brussels Web: Contact: Facebook: Youtube:


  • Aprender Idiomas y Cultura General con Rodrigo

    It's by far the best presentation on physics that I've seen lately!

  • antu_neel
    antu_neel For 4 md. siden

    Sonal Dongre is loving me :) :)

  • john kuckian
    john kuckian For 4 md. siden

    Ok this was amazing

  • Suspicious0bservers
    Suspicious0bservers For 4 md. siden

    Hmmm, this didn't age well. Chandra all but debunked string theory and axions when it looked at Perseus a few weeks ago. This entire video is wrong.

  • Ted Lanz
    Ted Lanz For 5 md. siden

    "Space is just out there. It is flat . It is rigid. It is forever as it is. It is just a background, a decor for natural phenomena to happen." This is EXACTLY how my cat treats me!

  • James Suhr
    James Suhr For 4 md. siden

    Only a physicist could get excited about seeing a spot of 'nothing' in space.

  • 李思远
    李思远 For 1 år siden

    The sound of Hawking's voice, knowing it had been transmitted into space, brought me to tears. Great video - thank you for the upload.

  • drperiwinkle
    drperiwinkle For 10 md. siden

    I did read a book on string theory once but got tied up in knots.

  • D N
    D N For 8 md. siden

    This was probably one of the best videos about space time I’ve seen! Lovely ending!

  • Sebelasdetik Saja
    Sebelasdetik Saja For 4 md. siden

    glad to watch this on quarantine, thank you sir ♡☆♣

  • g Shiva
    g Shiva For 4 md. siden

    what an amazing explanation of so many complex concepts in simple way.

  • Dontlookjustwatch
    Dontlookjustwatch For 11 md. siden

    Mans got a last name like he smacked his head against the keyboard

  • Archie Vinluan
    Archie Vinluan For 2 md. siden

    This really took my interest. Very amazing presentation I understand the subject easily.

  • DustyPlanets
    DustyPlanets For 4 md. siden

    “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” - Yoda (Cute lil bugger was right after all apparently)

  • SoVideo
    SoVideo For 3 md. siden (redigert)


  • D' E V I L
    D' E V I L For 2 md. siden

    I'm amazed to see that he is not tired for a single sec while explaining everything and as a audience how the 46min passed i don't know it was pleasure to watch him and my curiosity about cosmology increasing day by day I'm not even a science student but i love physics specially astrophysic.loved it.

  • Mr Liberty
    Mr Liberty For 6 md. siden

    String theory is just part of the simulation.

  • wattsupdave
    wattsupdave For 2 md. siden

    Wow, great questions, really enjoyed the discussion! I've pondered many of the same fundamental questions.. Glad to be able to follow along.. It's fun trying to conceptualize & quantify reality.

  • Michael Macdonald
    Michael Macdonald For 4 md. siden

    Quantum information: another imaginary dragon.

  • ilia munjishvili
    ilia munjishvili For 2 md. siden

    Thank you ! Was very informative.