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ics INPP Second Annual Lecture
Friday, April 18, 2014
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 203
Note special room.
Gordon Kane [Host: Dinko Pocanic]
University of Michigan
"String Theory, Our Real World, and Higgs bosons"
 Slideshow (PDF)
String theory is exciting because it can address most or all of the questions we hope to understand about the physical world, about the quarks and leptons that make up our world, and the forces that act on quarks and electrons to form our world, cosmology, and much more. It’s nice that it provides a quantum theory of gravity too. I’ll explain why string theory is testable in basically the same ways as the rest of physics, why many people including string theorists are confused about that, and how string theory is already or soon being tested in several ways, including Higgs boson physics and LHC physics.

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