41st Annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture: Gary Horowitz, UC-Santa Barbara, "Strange Views of Space and Time: From Einstein to String Theory"

Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 
McDonnell A02
Audience: 
This event is free and open to the public.

Our understanding of space and time was revolutionized a hundred years ago by Einstein’s discovery of his special and general theories of relativity. We have recently undergone another dramatic change in our understanding of these fundamental concepts due to advances in string theory. I will describe these major developments in a nontechnical manner, and explain the strange views of space and time that we are presented with today.