1st AMAL RAYCHAUDHURI MEMORIAL LECTURE
OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS


Speaker : PROF. DAVID J. GROSS ( Nobel Laureate 2004)
Director,Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics
University of California
Santa Barbara
California,USA
Topic : THE COMING REVOLUTIONS IN FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS
Date : 3 February, 2006
Time : 4:00 PM
Venue : AKR Hall/ Seminar room, IACS


Abstract of the Lecture

The necessity to go beyond the standard model of particle physics and to understand quantum gravity has led to string theory. This ambitious attempt to unify all the forces of nature and all the forms of matter as different vibrations of a string like object is still in a pre- revolutionary stage. Although remarkable progress has been achieved in the last decade in understanding the perturbative and non perturbative structure of string theory,we still lack a fundamental understanding. Many string theorists suspect that a profound conceptual change in our concept of space and time will be required for the final formulation of string theory.


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