"The Nature of Reality: perspectives from computational geometry" by Dr Yang-Hui He

Past Event

06 June 2013, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


This seminar is hosted by the Programme on Computational Cosmology, an Oxford Martin School Programme

Speaker: Dr Yang-Hui He, STFC Advanced Fellow in Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Summary: We address some fundamental issues in the nature of space-time and pattern of the Standard Model of elementary particles from the the point of view of computational and algorithmic geometry. We take a dualistic approach, both from the high-energy of string theory and from the low energy of the space of quantum field theories, emphasizing why geometry and super-computing are indispensable tools to understanding why our universe might be the way it is.

Venue: James Martin Computational Cosmology Seminar BIPAC Seminar Room, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford