The World in Eleven DimensionsThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
- Part One: Why M-theory?Why do extra dimensions, strings and supersymmetry seem necessary to unify physics?
- Part Two: The Future of PhysicsCan M-theory answer it's critics? Has there been progress? Duff outlines his vision for the future.
Suggested Further Readings
A selection of further readings has been suggested by Professor Duff as part of this course.
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- Michael Duff
Michael Duff is a theoretical physicist and a pioneer of supergravity and M-theory. He is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London where he has served as the Abdus Salam Chair and Principal of the Faculty of Physical Sciences. His research lies in unified theories of elementary particles, such as quantum gravity, superstrings, supermembranes, M-theory and quantum information theory, and he has held Professorships and Fellowships at the Universities of Texas, Michigan, Kyoto and Cambridge, as well as being a member of Theory Division at CERN.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and is the author of The World In Eleven Dimensions: Supergravity, Supermembranes and M-Theory.