Colloquia 2005

A layman's guide to M-theory

Prof. Michael Duff
Imperial College London

Date

4-5 p.m., Thursday, 8 December, 2005 .

Location

School of Physics Common Room
Room 64 Old Main Building
The University of New South Wales

Abstract
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.

 

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