June 21 - July 2, 2021 | ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo

These two outreach activities will be transmitted live in both English and Portuguese at the Youtube links:

Saturday, June 26 (English): youtu.be/TA7h_XrDqd4
Sunday, June 27 (English): youtu.be/WwmxaXTnGMI
Sábado, 26 de junho (Português): youtu.be/yj6xQcC_qEs
Domingo, 27 de junho (Português): youtu.be/s1tb3e7Lx50

Questions to the speakers should be sent by Youtube chat in either Portuguese or English. This outreach webpage is also available in Portuguese at http://outreach.ictp-saifr.org/pl-strings/

Outreach activities


How to describe quantum gravity particles & physics from a starship

Saturday June 26    14:00 BRT

Public Lecture by

Sylvester James Gates Jr.   
(Brown U, president of American Physical Society)

How could aliens traveling in a starship correct a human physicist’s calculations in quantum gravity (M-theory)? Solving this involves both relativity and “off-shell” quantum knowledge. Network Theory, from computer science and computational thinking, has provided the foundation for the answer.


“Ask a String Theorist”

Sunday June 27    14:00 BRT

with the Strings 2021 speakers, a panel of journalists including Graham Farmelo (Institute for Advanced Study), Jandira Oliveira (ICTP-SAIFR), Marcos Pivetta (Science editor of Pesquisa Fapesp), Henry Reich (MinutePhysics), and the moderator David Gross    (KITP/UC Santa Barbara, 2004 Nobel Laureate).

 In this event, the public will be invited to send questions by Youtube chat which will be selected by the journalists and answered by the Strings 2021 speakers.