University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Thursday, September 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland College Park
Subject: Fundamental Physics and the Fifth Dimension
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.

The central aspirations, successes and puzzles of Particle Physics will be reviewed against the backdrop of the twin pillars of modern physics: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. The notion of Naturalness will be introduced as the organizing “gambling” principle behind many searches for new particles and forces beyond the current Standard Model. The interplay between deep theoretical mechanisms of naturalness, such as Extra Spacetime Dimensions and Supersymmetry, and experimental strategies at particle colliders and other facilities will be emphasized.

Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta

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