7:30 pm, Monday, February 11, 2008|
Fairmont Lounge, St John's College
The Superstring Adventure
physicists have invested over twenty years studying
superstring theory in the hope of bringing together Einstein
gravity and quantum mechanics. It has even entered the popular
culture as the "ultimate theory of everything". Strings? Branes?
Ten spacetime dimensions? Calabi-Yau manifolds? My lecture will
provide a introductory tour of this exotic frontier of theoretical
physics. I will try to give you a flavour for what superstring
theory is all about and why physicists, like myself, continue to
so excited about this, perhaps the final theory.
Find out more
by visiting his website.
Additional resources for this talk: slides and video.