IBS Physics Colloquium: Probing the String Landscape: Implications, Applications, and Altercations
(U. of Arizona)
CTPU seminar room (Theory Building 4th Floor)
CTPU seminar room
Theory Building 4th Floor
IBS Main Campus, Daejeon
We are currently in the throes of a potentially huge paradigm shift in physics. Motivated by recent developments in string theory and the discovery of the so-called "string landscape", physicists are beginning to question the uniqueness of fundamental theories of physics and the methods by which such theories might be understood and investigated. In this colloquium, I will give a non-technical introduction to the nature of this paradigm shift and the history of how it developed. I will also discuss some of the questions to which it has led, and the nature of the controversies it has spawned.