Muss Es Sein? - Epigraph to a String Quartet: theory of superstrings public lecture
- Event time: 6:00pm
- Event date: 13th May 2014
- Speaker: Yang-Hui He (City University London; Nankai University & Merton College, Oxford)
- Location: International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 15 South College Street
Muss es sein? So wrote Beethoven in an epigraph to his last string quartet. In today’s great quest for the Theory of Everything, physicists are led to ask the same: Must it be so? Do all interactions and all particles of nature fundamentally originate from a cosmic string quartet?
In this talk, we take the audience on a bird's-eye view of the theory of superstrings, what is it and why it is important. We will emphasize the wealth of ideas which has revolutionized the world of pure mathematics.
All attendees are invited to join the wine reception which will follow this talk
Tickets are available via Eventbrite.