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An Isaac Newton Institute Event

Spitalfields Day

Gauge Theory, String Theory and Unification

Monday 8 October 2007

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Organisers: Simon Hands (Swansea University), Nick Dorey (DAMTP Cambridge) and Niall MacKay (York University)

London Mathematical Society

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Strong Fields, Integrability and Strings

Programme and Web Seminars

The talks are aimed at final year undergraduate/beginning postgraduate students in particle physics or mathematics, and will review prospects for learning more about fundamental physics at the smallest scales, via both collider experiments at LHC, and recent progress in the mathematics underlying gauge field theory and string theory which promises to unify our understanding of particle physics and gravity.

13:30 14:30
Professor Nick Evans (Southampton University) LHC - The greatest experiment on Earth and the search for the origin of mass
14:30 15:30
Professor Mikhail Shifman (University of Minnesota) Supersymmetry and how it helps us to understand our world
15:30 16:00
16:00 17:00
Professor Alexander Gorsky (ITEP, Moscow) The different faces of integrability in Gauge theories
17:15 18:15
Professor David Gross (KITP Santa Barbara) The coming revolutions in fundamental physics more info
(Venue: Meeting Room 2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences)
18:15 19:00
Wine Reception at the Newton Institute

Anyone interested is welcome to attend; talks will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. Please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 28 September 2007 if you intend to come: telephone (01223) 760992; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply by 28 September 2007 to Tracey Andrew by email or post at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.

Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Simon Hands

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