Savdeep Sethi, University of Chicago
Time and String Theory
Physics Division Colloquium - 29 Febuary 2008

The origins of space and time are one of the enduring mysteries of nature. Did space and time emerge in some kind of Big Bang? Will the universe end in a Big Crunch? Can we sensibly describe these singular highly quantum states of nature? I will describe recent ideas in string theory that provide a new perspective on these questions, taking us a step closer to understanding space and time.

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