The category of beauty is hard to define and seems to be far removed from sciences, especially physics. The lecture will focus on the following questions: In which sense does this category exist? How can the sense of beauty of a theory or law evolve over time? Why does it play an important role in physics, especially when experiments bring no clear findings?

Prof. Krzysztof Meissner is a theoretical physicist and specialist in elementary particles. He works at the Chair of Theory of Particles and Elementary Interactions of the Institute of Theoretical Physics of Warsaw University and participates in research conducted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN.