Harald Lesch opens lecture series titled “The Origin of Matter”

Together with Frankfurt-based association Physikalischer Verein, the ELEMENTS Research Cluster, which is led jointly by Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt, is hosting a lecture series in the context of this year’s Deutsche Bank Guest Professorship for Science and Society.


In the lecture series “The Origin of Matter – How are Elements formed in the Universe?”, scientists from the ELEMENTS Research Cluster will investigate the question what processes take place in extreme states of matter and what conditions lead to the formation of heavy elements. The event is led by Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla and Prof. Dr. Dirk Rischke of Goethe University Frankfurt.

The lecture series 

“The Origin of Matter”

will be opened by

Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch
on 21 April at 2 pm

in the Audimax lecture hall at Goethe University Frankfurt 
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 5, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Harald Lesch is a professor of theoretical astrophysics at LMU Munich and professor of natural philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy. He has been a TV host for 25 years, with current programs including „Leschs Kosmos“ and „Terra X“ on ZDF.

The number of seats for the event is limited, so please make sure to register at https://tinyurl.com/ursprungmaterieThe lecture will be translated into German sign language. 

Further dates in the lecture series:

15 May: Prof. Dr. Camilla Juul Hansen (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Das Universum vom Urknall bis heute
SKW Campus Westend - 1

22 May: Prof. Dr. Laura Sagunski (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Die dunklen Mächte des Universums
Physikalischer Verein - 2

5 June: Prof. Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)
Das spektakuläre Ende eines Sternenlebens
Physikalischer Verein - 2

19 June: Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer (Max Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy)
Alles relativ, oder was?
Casino Campus Westend - 3

3 July Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Einsteins außerirdisches Laboratorium
Casino Campus Westend - 3

17 July Prof. Dr. Almudena Arcones (TU Darmstadt)
Auf der Jagd nach Neutronen
Casino Campus Westend - 3 

24 July Prof. Dr. Tetyana Galatyuk (TU Darmstadt)
Kosmische Materie im Labor
Physikalischer Verein -2 

The lectures will start at 6:30 pm. Entry to all lectures is free, prior registration is not required.

Event locations:

1 Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften (SKW), Lecture Hall B, Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt, Rostocker Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

2 Physikalischer Verein, lecture hall, Robert-Mayer-Str. 2, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

3 Casino Building, room 1.811, Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Additional information is available in the press release linked below (in German).

Press release of Goethe University Frankfurt dated 9 April 2024 (in German)