Access Grid Event: Shing-Tung Yau, Quasi-Local Mass in General Relativity


Host Institution:

Monash University

Title of Seminar:

Quasi-Local Mass in General Relativity

Speaker's Name:

Professor Shing-Tung Yau

Speaker's Institution:

Harvard University

Time and Date:

Thursday 25th November 2010 at 11:00 am

Seminar Abstract:

Professor Shing-Tung Yau will describe in general terms how geometry enables the understanding of space time and trace its historical development from the ancient Greeks through Einstein to modern string theory, analysing the contributions of many great geometers and physicists along the way.

This lecture is based upon the recently published book by Professor Yau and Steve Nadis, The Shape of Inner Space: String theory and the geometry of the universe's hidden dimensions.

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