KMI School 2019
International Symposium

Messages to young people from lecturers

“Curious about the world? Ever wanted to understand how the sun and the stars shine? How matter was created just after the Big Bang? And how we can learn about it? Then physics is for you!” – Prof. Sébastien Descotes-Genon (CNRS & Paris-Sud University)
“Particle physics deals with the structure of matter at the shortest distances and the connection to the very early phase of our universe. It is a great pleasure to contribute to the world-wide effort to improve our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature!” – Prof. Wilfried Buchmüller (DESY)
“Being a particle physicist has been a source of joy in my life. First, particle physics touches the very fundamental laws of Nature and mysteries of the Universe. It is a wonderful intellectual challenge to think about these grand issues and try to understand them in a deeper way. Second, the discussions and exchange of ideas between students, postdocs and faculty members provide interaction among people of all ages. It is a wonderful human experience. Third, the community of particle physics is very international. I feel privileged to have visited so many places around the world and make friends with people from such a variety of cultures. Thus, physics study and research has been a very rewarding experience on the intellectual, human and cultural levels. I cannot think of a better choice of career!” – Prof. Yosef Nir (Weizmann Institute of Science)