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Title: Origin of the Universe and Quantum Gravity - a Grass-Root Approach
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Hu, Bei-Lok Bernard
Issue Date: 24-May-2006
Event Date: 24-May-2006
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.1
Notes: Perspectives on the Origin of the Universe Lecture Series.
Abstract: Prof Bei-Lok Hu tells us the relation of quantum gravity, the most pressing unsolved issue of theoretical physics, and the origin of the universe, the ultimate mystery of Nature, and presents one unconventional yet most sensible approach to this theory, from the 'bottom-up', without making any assumption on an ultimate 'theory of everything'. This approach relies more on well-proven theories depicting today's low energy phenomena and large scale structure of spacetime, matched by cosmological observations and experimental data. It begins with General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory, and goes beyond to semiclassical and stochastic gravity, aided by ideas and techniques from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, fluctuation phenomena, quantum noise and stochastic processes.
Duration: 82 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
3.8:6 - Audio-visual Materials
6.2.6:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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