Special NPA Seminar: Sabine Hossenfelder, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, “How Beauty leads Physics Astray”

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 57 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

To develop fundamentally new laws of nature, theoretical physicists often rely on arguments from beauty. Simplicity and naturalness in particular have been strongly influential guides in the foundations of physics ever since the development of the standard model of particle physics. In this lecture I argue that arguments from beauty have led the field into a dead end and discuss what can be done about it.

RSVP required to attend at http://tinyurl.com/shossenfeldertalk

Host: agnes.mocsy@yale.edu

Open to: 
undergraduate