String Theory: Unity in Diversity
Speaker(s): Amanda Peet
Abstract: Amanda Peet received her Ph.D. at Stanford University and currently is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, her “intellectual home base.” She is also an Affiliate Member of Perimeter Institute. Amanda's goal is to understand the fundamental dynamics of all forces and particles seen so far in Nature, especially gravity. Broadly: She studies the quantum dynamics of interactions between gravity and matter using string theory, with applications to black holes and cosmology, and links to gauge theory and particle physics. Past work has focused on the black hole information paradox, black hole entropy, D-brane models of black holes, duality, holography, building of new geometries, spacetime singularity resolution, and cosmology. Amanda continues to develop these interests, as well as develop others as new particle accelerator data from LHC and cosmological data (further) influence the field.
Date: 26/07/2008 - 1:00 pm
Collection: ISSYP 2008
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