The Quantum Origins of Gravity
This year's Oppenheimer Lecture will be presented by Leonard Susskind.
It was once thought that gravity and quantum mechanics were inconsistent with one another. Instead, we are discovering that they are so closely connected that one can almost say they are the same thing. In this lecture, Professor Susskind will explain how this view came into being over the last two decades, and illustrate how a number of gravitational phenomena have their roots in the ordinary principles of quantum mechanics.
About the Speaker
Leonard Susskind was born in New York City on Bloomsday, 1940. He attended The City College of New York for undergraduate studies and Cornell University for his PhD, 1965. He is a Professor of Physics at Stanford University.