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A Public Lecture Series:

The Theory of Everything

hosted by Vitaly Vanchurin

Are there any limits to what the fundamental physics can describe? Driven by curiosity, scientist are unrevealing the mysteries of nature based on reason, logic and experiments. The Theory of Everything public lecture series, organized by members of the Theoretical Physics and Cosmology group at UMD, brings cutting edge insights in contemporary theoretical physics to a broad audience. The senior scientists will challenge your world-view as they introduce you to quantum mechanics and parallel universes, to quantum computation and quantum field theories, to general relativity and black holes, to the big bang cosmology and inflation, to string theory and quantum gravity, to quantum cosmology and the multiverse, among other topics. We live in a remarkable time of scientific enlightenment and we hope to share our excitement with you!

Usually (but not always) on the last Friday of every month

from 5pm till 6pm in Life Sciences Building 185

Part I: Quantum Mechanics

1. (January 27) Many Worlds of Quantum Mechanics
2. (February 24) Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
3. (March 31) Quantum Computation and Information
4. (April 28) Classical and Quantum Field Theories

Part II: General Relativity

5. (May 26) Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
6. (Canceled) Black holes and Gravitational Waves
7. (July 28) Big Bang Cosmology and Inflation
8. (August 25) Large Scale Structure of Universe

Part III: Quantum Gravity

9. (September 29) String Theory and Quantum Gravity
10. (December 8) Holography and Emergent Gravity
11. (January 26) Quantum Cosmology and the Arrow of Time
12. (February 23) Eternal Inflation and the Multiverse

All lectures are free of charge and open to general public.
If you are planing to attend our next meeting on Friday, December 8th

please click "Going" on the Facebook page.

For more info contact Prof. Vanchurin at vvanchur@d.umn.edu

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