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SMP 3/27/04 | Black Holes in String Theory | Speaker: Leopoldo Pando Zayas

Saturday, March 27, 2004
12:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Leopoldo Pando Zayas (U-M Physics)

String theory is a modern attempt at unifying two of the pillars of twentieth century physics -- quantum field theory and general relativity. These two theories have been experimentally tested and make robust predictions. They are, however, inconsistent with each other. Black holes are classical solutions of general relativity that have challenged our quantum intuition for more than thirty years. Professor Pando Zayas will describe how string theory unifies field theory and general relativity. This may solve some of the long-standing puzzles related to black holes.

Detailed Information
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

Contact Information
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437