The 2022 Oppenheimer Lecture: The Quantum Origins of Gravity

2022 Oppenheimer Lecture: The Quantum Origins of Gravity
April 15, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

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The Quantum Origins of Gravity

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. 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.

The 2022 Oppenheimer Lecture

About the speaker

Leonard Susskind is an American physicist, who is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, and quantum cosmology.

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Location: Virtual and at Chevron Auditorium at International House

Speaker: Leonard Susskind

Affiliation: Stanford University