Past Events

Elon Musk Public Lecture: "Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide the Fundamentals of Physics?"
February 6, 2018  5:00 pm  6:00 pm
Meyerson Hall, B1 (210 S. 34th Street)
Sylvester James Gates, Jr. (Brown)
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 errorcorrection, and how it points towards evidence that an evolutionlike process may have acted on the mathematical laws that describe reality.

Math/Phys Joint Seminar: "Progress Toward A Mathematically Rigorous Spacetime SUSY Representation Theory"
February 6, 2018  3:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C2
Sylvester James Gates, Jr. (Brown University)
While a fundamental representation theory for compact Lie algebras was settled by the work of Cartan (i.e. weights and roots), no analogous conceptual structure exists for spacetime supersymmetry algebras. Progress in this direction based on the graph theory concept of "adinkras" will be presented in this talk.

SPRING 2018: PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY POSTPONED EXAMS
January 11, 2018  6:00 pm  8:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A8
Procotor will be on site
ALL EXAMS ARE FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.