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Abstracts for Felix Klein Lectures 2011

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Three roles of quantum field theory, part 1

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
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Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Mon, 2011-05-02 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

Three roles of quantum field theory, part 2

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Wed, 2011-05-04 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

Three roles of quantum field theory, part 3

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Mon, 2011-05-09 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

Three roles of quantum field theory, part 4

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Wed, 2011-05-11 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

Three roles of quantum field theory, part 5

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Mon, 2011-05-16 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

Three roles of quantum field theory, part 6

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Speaker: 
Graeme Segal
Affiliation: 
Oxford
Date: 
Wed, 2011-05-18 14:15 - 15:15
Parent event: 
Felix Klein Lectures 2011

Quantum field theory has many roles, and the lectures will be about three of them. The primary role is to provide a description of all of fundamental physics when gravity is firmly excluded. A second, at first surprising, role has emerged from string theory, which is a theory of gravitation: it turns out that a two-dimensional field theory can be regarded as a generalized manifold, and in particular can be a model for space-time.

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