Lecture program - Fall 2020
All lectures are online this quarter.
Sunday, September 27
Strange Views of Space and Time: From Einstein to String Theory
Professor Gary Horowitz, Physics Department, UCSB
A hundred years ago, Einstein's discovery of his special and general theories of relativity revolutionized our understanding of space and time. We have recently undergone another dramatic change in our understanding of these fundamental concepts due to advances in string theory. Professor Horowitz will describe these major developments in a nontechnical manner, and explain the strange view of space and time that we are presented with today.