20.11.2019 Dance of Physics and Mathematics: String Theory

The quest of understanding the fundamental laws of nature through mathematics has not only led important developments in physics, but also resulted in unexpected discoveries in mathematics itself. In particular, over the last 40 years String Theory motivated more intense collaborations among physicists and mathematicians. Inspired by the String Theory based intuition, different branches of mathematics have been connected to each other which have been considered mutually exclusive and studied separately from each other before. String Theory may have been thought of “Theory of Everything” for physics, but it may eventually become also a unifying theory in mathematics as well.

In this talk, I will review the motivations leading to String Theory, and mention how it inspired new mathematics.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 15:30
Asst. Prof. Can Kozçaz
Bogazici University