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