Our present framework for physics is difficult to modify without
destroying its marvelous, successful properties. This provides a
strong check on theoretical speculations and helps guide us to a
small set of candidates for new laws. In this talk, Ni...
In physics, the twentieth century started with the twin
revolutions of relativity and quantum mechanics. Much of the second
half of the century was devoted to the construction of a
theoretical structure unifying these radical ideas,
Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor, School of Natural Sciences
In this talk, Nima Arkani-Hamed,
Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discusses the
direction of fundamental physics in coming years and decades,
including efforts to replace the concept of spacetime and
understand how the macroscopic...