7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 10, 2007|
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John's College
The unfinished revolution: space, time and the quantum
Between 1905 and 1926 Einstein, Bohr and
others initiated a scientific revolution by the
introduction of quantum mechanics and relativity
theory. The revolution is unfortunately still
incomplete, because there are major issues
unresolved. These include the question of how
to combine general relativity and quantum theory
into a single theory of nature as well as
unresolved questions about the meaning of
quantum mechanics and how it can be extended
to cosmology. In this talk I describe the present
status of research aimed at these questions. We
will begin with the most basic questions as to the
nature of space and time, and end with some
predictions for results of ongoing experiments
that some approaches to quantum gravity imply.
Find out more
by visiting his website.
Additional resources for this talk: video.