Fri 09 November 2018
18:30
Andrew Strominger
Professor at Harvard University Department of Physics

USA

A bridge between the infinitely large and the infinitely small

The visible Universe has edges that specialists call “horizons”. These are located in the immediate environment of black holes and other space-time regions. Horizons are governed by a relatively simple set of quantum laws discovered nearly fifty years ago by British physicist Stephen Hawking. These laws tell us that black holes are both the simplest and most complex phenomenon in the Universe. The resolution of this paradox is an essential concern of contemporary physics today. Unexpectedly, string theory, a field of quantum physics research, could make an important contribution to this question. Professor Strominger will address some of the aspects of this research, including those arising from the collaboration between Stephen Hawking and Malcolm Perry.


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