Physics Colloquium- Knots and Strings

Event Date: 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Event Contact: 

Speaker:

Mina Aganagic, Departments of Physics and Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

Abstract:

The marriage of mathematics and physics has a history as old as physics itself. With string theory, the nature of the relationship has changed. In this talk, I will try to explain why this is the case, and illustrate it through the example of what mathematicians call knot theory.