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Della Pietra Lecture Series: John H. Schwarz
Start Date: 3/25/2014Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/25/2014

Event Description:

Speaker: John H. Schwarz, Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech

Topic: String Theory: Past, Present and Future
String theory connects the microscopic quantum world of elementary particles to the large-scale world of gravity and geometry. Physicists believe that it may have the potential to achieve two very ambitious goals: (1) to provide a complete mathematical description of the physical laws that determine the properties of elementary particles and the forces that act on them and (2) to describe the origin and evolution of the universe. Much has been achieved, but string theory is still a work in progress. This talk will give a historical overview of the subject and discuss (without technical details) some of the problems that remain to be overcome.

Wine and Cheese Reception at 5:15 pm
Location Information:
West Campus - Simons Center for Geometry and Physics  (View Map)
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-4459
Room: 103

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