What’s Interesting These Days (With Gravity)?


Boyle, L. (2014). What’s Interesting These Days (With Gravity)?. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14070028


Boyle, Latham. What’s Interesting These Days (With Gravity)?. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 23, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14070028


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Latham Boyle University of Edinburgh



Many of the most interesting open issues in physics today are related in one way or another to gravity. For the past 100 years, we have described spacetime and gravity via Einstein's theory of "General Relativity." But when we try to mesh General Relativity with the rest of physics, and use it to describe the cosmos, we encounter a range of puzzles. I'll describe some of these puzzles, and some routes to attacking them that look exciting to me.