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quantum Mechanics and Spacetime in the 21st Century

Nima Arkani-hamed, institute for advanced study

THURSDAY, November 6, 2014 AT 7:00PM

Perimeter Institute - 31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo

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Prepare to be amazed. Nima Arkani-Hamed is one of the world’s most innovative scientists, with an infectious enthusiasm for decoding the mysteries of the universe. Renowned for his dynamic and accessible speaking style, Arkani-Hamed is among the most sought-after experts on topics including dark matter, extra dimensions, particle colliders, and the interconnectedness of them all. During this free public talk and live webcast, Arkani-Hamed will explore how recent research into quantum mechanics (nature’s most fundamental forces and phenomena) promises to shed new light on our understanding of the universe’s fabric of time and space. Find out why he recently said: “I haven’t been this excited about physics in a very long time.”

Nima Arkani-HamedOne of the leading particle physics phenomenologists of his generation, Nima Arkani-Hamed is concerned with the relation between theory and experiment. Based at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, and a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at Perimeter Institute, Arkani-Hamed 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. He has proposed how the structure of comparatively low-energy physics is constrained within the context of string theory, and taken a lead in proposing new physical theories that can be tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. He won the prestigious Fundamental Physics Prize in 2012, and is featured prominently in the critically acclaimed documentary Particle Fever, about the search for the Higgs boson.

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