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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Physics of the 20th Century: The Incomplete Revolution
Speaker(s): Simone Speziale
Abstract: In the first part of the talk, a brief introduction to general relativity and quantum theory is given. Their independent successes are discussed, as well as the desire and difficulty in merging them, to obtain a unique language to describe the universe. Then, I focus on Loop quantum gravity, a particular approach towards this objective, in which a discrete microscopic structure of spacetime is envisaged.
Date: 01/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2008
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