Matematiksel Fizik ve Uygulamalı Matematik Seminer Serisi “Evrenin Sırlarını Aydınlatan Bulmacalar” ile devam ediyor.
Prof. Dr. Cumrun Vafa
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Tarih: 5 Kasım 2020
19:00 – 20:00
TÜBİTAK TBAE Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics Seminar Series
Puzzles to Unravel the Universe
Speaker: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard University, USA)
ABSTRACT: I discuss how simple mathematical puzzles can shed light on some of the deepest concepts in physics. Audience will be asked to participate in solving the puzzles!
Bio: Cumrun Vafa is the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in the Physics Department at Harvard University. Born in Iran in 1960, he moved to the US for higher education where he received his B.S. in math and physics from MIT before moving to Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. Professor Vafa is world-renowned for his groundbreaking work in string theory and the mathematical technology needed to explore this field. He is one of the founders of the duality revolution in string theory which has reshaped our understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe. He has uncovered mysteries of black holes using topological aspects of string theory and is the founder of `F-theory’ which is one of the most promising directions in connecting string theory solutions known as the `string landscape’ to particle physics. He initiated the `swampland’ program which is an active area of research in string theory with deep impact on cosmology, as well as particle phenomenology. Professor Vafa has received numerous prizes and recognitions for his work on theoretical physics including the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the 2008 Dirac Medal of ICTP and prizes for his work on mathematical physics from American Mathematical Society, as well as American Physical Society. He is a member of National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences