layman's guide to M-theory
Imperial College London
p.m., Thursday, 8 December, 2005
School of Physics
Room 64 Old Main Building
The University of New South Wales
Current attempts to find a unified theory that would reconcile Einstein's
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, and explain all known physical
phenomena, invoke the Kaluza-Klein idea of extra spacetime dimensions.
The best candidate is M-theory, which lives in eleven dimensions, the
maximum allowed by supersymmetry of the elementary particles. We give
a non-technical account.