Physics from another universe

Café and Kosmos on September 21, 2023

Normally, physicists try to describe our world. It may therefore come as a surprise that over the last few decades more and more interest has developed in a theory that is at best a caricature of our universe. It bears the mysterious name N=4 Super Yang Mills Theory.

Julian Miczajka from the Max Planck Institute for Physics invites you on a tour of this theoretical "laboratory". He explains what is so fascinating about it, when we should expect the first visitors from this universe and what it all has to do with car radios.