Lecture

Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar

TOPIC:String Theory
DISCIPLINE: Physics
DATE:Feb. 6, 2017, 9 p.m.
CAMPUS:Pilani
VENUE:LTC 5103

ABSTRACT

 Space and time 

together constitute one of the most basic
elements of physical reality.  Since Einstein spacetime has become an
active participant in the dynamics of gravity. However, our notion of
a quantum spacetime is still rudimentary. String theory, building upon
hints provided from the physics of black holes, seems to be suggesting
a very novel, "holographic" picture of what quantum spacetime might
be. This relies on some very surprising connections of gravity with
quantum field theories. In these lectures, after a general overview, I
will try and convey some of the flavour of these connections as well
as its significance and impact.

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Dr.Rajesh Gopakumar a theoretical physicist is director of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences in Bangalore, India. He was previously a professor at Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, India.He has been acknowledged with these awards.

 

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