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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Probing the String Landscape: Implications, Applications, and Altercations
Speaker(s): Keith Dienes
Abstract: We are currently in the throes of a potentially huge paradigm shift in physics. Motivated by recent developments in string theory and the discovery of the so-called 'string landscape', physicists are beginning to question the uniqueness of fundamental theories of physics and the methods by which such theories might be understsood and investigated. In this colloquium, I will give a non-technical introduction to the nature of this paradigm shift and how it developed. I will also discuss some of the questions to which it has led, and the nature of the controversies it has spawned.
Date: 10/12/2008 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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