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 errorcorrection, and how it points towards evidence that an evolutionlike 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 fourdimensional string theory based on Standard Model concepts, maximal SUSY ChernSimons theories, and more. His coauthored book, Superspace, or One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry, is the first published comprehensive book on supersymmetry.
The lecture will take place in Meyerson Hall, B1 (210 S. 34th Street)
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