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October 25, 2007

Untangling the knots

Attention conservation notice: this is a posting about a seminar at SFI.

The State of String Theory, with David Gross

Friday, 26 October, 2007 at 12:15 PM in the Noyce Conference Room (Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe NM)

David Gross won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on asymptotic freedom, and is currently the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at (and director of) the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC - Santa Barbara. So, in short, this should be interesting...

posted October 25, 2007 02:35 AM in Scientifically Speaking | permalink


You should blog on the questions Murray Gell Mann asks :)

Posted by: Dave Bacon at October 25, 2007 10:06 AM

I'll be sure to take notes, although I can't guarantee that I'll understand what Murray says :)

Posted by: Aaron at October 25, 2007 09:23 PM

I predict he will say the word "bootstrap" :)

Posted by: Dave Bacon at October 26, 2007 10:33 AM

As promised, I took notes. Murray didn't mention "bootstrapping". Instead, he asked a couple of technical questions about the importance of locality in string theory, and whether modern formulations still used something called a mass shell or not.

Posted by: Aaron at October 26, 2007 01:52 PM