# Elon Musk Public Lecture: "Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide the Fundamentals of Physics?"

Join us for an evening with theoretical
physicist Sylvester James Gates, Jr., as he talks about how the mathematical
and theoretical aspects of his physics research have traversed concept spaces
from equations to graphical imagery to coding theory error-correction, and how
it points towards evidence that an evolution-like process may have acted on the
mathematical laws that describe reality.

Gates was awarded the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama in
2013. His work has produced first introductions of concepts in physics
including the complete extension of Einstein's geometrical concepts to the
theory of supergravity, genuine four-dimensional string theory based on
Standard Model concepts, maximal SUSY Chern-Simons theories, and more. His
co-authored book, *Superspace, or One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry*,
is the first published comprehensive book on supersymmetry.