Conference on Philosophy of Science presented by German Denis Lehmkull in Asuncion

Asunción, IP Agency.- The National Council for Science and Technology (CONASET) and the German University of Paraguay (UPA) invite you to participate in the “Philosophy of Science Conference” which will be attended by Professor and Dr. Denis Lehmkull from the University of Bonn, Germany.

The researcher will give a lecture on Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The event will take place on May 30th from 5:00 pm at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Industrial Federation (UIP), Sacramento 945, in Asuncion. The event will have simultaneous translation.

The topic of Einstein’s general theory of relativity remains one of the best topics today when it comes to space, time, gravity and how they interact with matter. According to the researcher, Einstein’s theory replaced Newton’s theory of gravity at the beginning of the 19th century.

In his dissertation, Dr. Lemkoll will describe how Einstein came up with the theory and how to explain it. In addition, he will talk about the new developments of the past twenty years, as we have just entered a new golden age for research of gravitation and general relativity, which was marked by the discovery of the first gravitational wave in 2015. What is the professional commented that Einstein predicted as a result of general relativity the existence of gravitational waves and that then It took 100 years for detectors to become sensitive enough to be detected.

The researcher explained that, in a sense, two things were discovered simultaneously. On the other hand, the gravitational wave was more like obtaining a completely new meaning that was not known before. At the same time, black hole systems were discovered that rotate, collide, and merge with each other. So the wave can only be explained by assuming the presence of the compact black holes that were emitted by it as well. Then there is evidence of gravitational waves and black holes.

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We currently have the first direct image of the black hole in the center of our galaxy (the Milky Way) around which everything else orbits, so our solar system orbits this supermassive black hole, and this black hole is thousands of times heavier than the sun in our solar system.

Dr. Lehmkuhl commented that there was a second revolution in relativity by scientists such as James Peebles, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking. According to the professional, while he was engaged in general relativity, in the history and philosophy of physics, he had the good fortune to converse with all the eminent personalities mentioned.

“A lot of them are still alive and I’ve been working with some of them to understand exactly how this happened, in part to understand history, but also to use this information to understand physics as it is now, because it’s still somewhat controversial, for example, what a black hole is.” Really, and therefore current opinions and reasons are sometimes studied to give it a certain definition. The above reasons for how they interact and relate to one another can be useful to better understand what it really is, Lomkoll said.

Dr. Dennis Lemkoll encouraged young people not to be discouraged, and to seize curiosity as an opportunity and motivation, because perhaps not only do they not understand, but in fact it is a hole that must be deepened.

Those interested can register at the following link: https://bit.ly/3yNEI0A

About Denis Lehmkull’s career

He studied physics and philosophy in parallel, at the University of Hamburg in northern Germany, and then through an exchange program with Imperial College London, he was able to study physics theory there. He later studied Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics (LSE). He completed his Ph.D. in Conceptual Foundations of General Relativity at Oxford University.

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After that he became a teacher and researcher at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. In addition, I participated in the Einstein Papers Project, and was then appointed as the Scientific Editor of Einstein’s Manuscripts at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

He is currently Professor (Full Professor) at the University of Bonn, Germany and Chair and Chair of the History Research Group in the Philosophy of Physics. He is also Lichtenberg’s Director of History in the Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bonn, Germany. In addition, he is a Visiting Associate Professor at Caltech, under which he is one of the editors of the Einstein Collegiate Papers.

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