Date(s) - 07/08/2003
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Title: A Few Things About Strings
Speaker: Dr. Clifford V. Johnson
Institute: University of Durham
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Location: ABB 163
Theories of extended objects called Superstrings promise to yield new insights into the structure of our Universe at the most fundamental level.
Recent research has shown that not just string-like objects are important, but also other extended objects called “Branes” as well. This had led to
many new insights, including new techniques for studying black holes, and a new “holographic” view of how our entire universe might work. In this
talk we will review some of these concepts.