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String Theory: Quantum Mechanics and Gravity -- The Start of a Beautiful Relationship?

Cliff Burgess
McGill University and the Perimeter Institute

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Fri. March 18, 2005     11:30 AM     Stirling A

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String theory is our best candidate for a theory of the physics at very short distances, and is the only known candidate theory which handles quantum corrections to gravity in a reasonable way at the shortest distances. In this talk I summarize the advances which have been made in understanding string theory, and the problems which remain to be solved.

The Canadian Association of Physicists is sponsoring this lecture, particularly aimed at an undergraduate level. All are welcome, and refreshments and informal discussion will follow the talk.

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