SO(IFT) Distinguished Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed is visiting us Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed from IAS – Princeton is visiting the IFT for the period September 19th to 21st, 2018. His office number is B03. One of the leading particle physics phenomenologists of his generation, Nima Arkani-Hamed is concerned with the relation between theory and experiment. His research has shown how the extreme weakness of gravity, relative to other forces of nature, might be explained by the existence of extra dimensions of space, and how the structure of comparatively low-energy physics is constrained within the context of string theory. He has taken a lead in proposing new physical theories that can be tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. He will give the IFT Colloquium "Unification and Fundamental Physics: A status report" on 21st September at 12h at the CFTMAT auditorium (yellow room). More information:
SO(IFT) Research Associate Dr. Gary Shiu is visiting us Dr. Gary Shiu from Hong Kong U. & Wisconsin U., is visiting the IFT for the period September 17th to 21st, 2018. His office number is B09. His research interest are: String theory and its applications to particle physics and cosmology.
Dr. Cumrun Vafa is visiting us Dr. Cumrun Vafa from Harvard University is visiting IFT for the period September 18th to 21st, 2018. His office number is 404. Cumrun Vafa's primary area of research is string theory. Together with his colleagues he has worked on topological strings, trying to elucidate some new mathematics originating from string theory (notably in his work on mirror symmetry) and using these techniques to uncover some of the mysteries of black holes, particularly the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy.
Dr. Fernando Quevedo is visiting us Dr. Fernando Quevedo from ICTP is visiting the IFT for the period September 18th to 21st, 2018. His office number is 401. He is a well-known theoretical particle physicist with wide-ranging research interests in string theory, phenomenology and cosmology. He was awarded the 1998 ICTP Prize in recognition of his important contributions to superstring theory.


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