Department Colloquium: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - The hidden geometry of space-time

Event Date: 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 3:45pm

Event Date Details: 

This will be Zoom streamed event only.

  • Physics Department Colloquium

 

The hidden geometry of space-time

 

Professor Shamit Kachru,

Stanford University 

 
 
String theories predict extra dimensions of space-time.   In this talk, we discuss — in an elementary and accessible way —  some of the remarkable physics and mathematics that has emerged from studying the geometry of the hidden dimensions in simple models.  Our focus is on examples where understanding new physical phenomena in string theory allows one to obtain striking results in modern mathematics.
 
This will be Zoom streamed event only.