Einstein Lectures
Speaker
Loganayagam R (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru)
Date & Time
26 September 2019, 11:00 to 12:00
Venue
School of Sciences, Center for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), Jain Deemed-to-be University, #18/3, 9th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru - 560011

The history of string theory begins with a set of curious experimental observations in 1960s about strongly interacting particles (hadrons). This relation has many surprising aspects to it which took many decades to uncover. I will talk about how advances since 1998 (arising from the work of a physicist named Maldacena) have begun to clarify this relationship and how this has radically changed how we think about string theory as well as particles with strong interactions.