What lies in the darkness between the stars? Why does it become dark at night? How was the universe created, and what happened before the Big Bang?

Ulf Danielsson, scientist and fellow human, will provide a cosmic overview of the history of the universe and the dark energy that no one really knows anything about.

In his Performance Lecture: On the Universe, author and Professor of Theoretical Physics Ulf Danielsson will tell about his research and ask the most fundamental and spine-tingling questions about the magnificent and, above all, dark universe – an existential but scientific lecture that is intended as a reflection on the scale, future and end of humanity.
What does a black hole consist of, and how is it formed? Do we live in a multiverse? And what will happen when the last star fades away?
It is evolving slowly but is starting to become clearer – our image of the dark, mysterious aspects of the universe. Ulf Danielsson will take his audience to the absolute cutting edge of research, highlighting the everyday world we live in as one part of the greater cosmos.
On stage with Professor Danielsson will be John Österlund, a child actor currently in the cast of Dramaten’s production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

The lecture will take place in Swedish.

Ulf Danielsson is a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University in Sweden. In addition to his research work he has written four books, lectured, debated and participated in countless television and radio programmes. He is also a member of the Nobel Committee for Physics.


Science and stagecraft join forces as the Nobel Center and Dramaten& collaborate in presenting a series of Performance Lectures − a format that conveys knowledge by using the tools of theatre, based on the daily lives of various researchers. It is a new way of exploring and communicating science with the help of stagecraft techniques. Acclaimed robotics researcher and Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt recently inaugurated the series on stage at Dramaten with Performance Lecture: On robots.