On October 5th, Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf of the Institute for Advanced Study, will present a public lecture on “Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter.” The lecture will be in Cubberley Auditorium (in the School of Education) at 7:00pm. All are invited.

PARTIAL ABSTRACT: The bizarre quantum world not only represents a more fundamental description of nature, it also inspires a new realm of mathematics that might be called “quantum mathematics” that turns out to be a powerful tool to solve deep outstanding mathematical problems. Similarly, new mathematical ideas address some of the most fundamental questions in physics, such as the Big Bang, black holes, and the ultimate fate of space, time and matter.

Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study and Leon Levy Professor since 2012, is a mathematical physicist who has made significant contributions to string theory and the advancement of science education.

For more information, you can view the Stanford Events announcement.

This lecture is sponsored by the Stanford Department of Mathematics and Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics and is part of a series of events sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the Mathematics Research Center at Stanford, and the Friends of Stanford Mathematics.