About the lecture

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Date: Saturday 6 July, 13:00–16:00
Location: Grand auditorium, University main building, Uppsala University
Lecturers: Edward Frenkel (Berkeley) and Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
Presenter: Ulf Danielsson (Uppsala)
Contact person: Rebecca Lodin

Public lectures held in connection to the conference String Math 2019 at Uppsala University on the topic: “Cosmos and Mathematics”.

Two of the most renowned scientists and public speakers in the world will present their views on the role of mathematics in the study of the universe. What are the mathematical puzzles that the cosmos offers? What role does unification play in mathematics? These and other mindboggling questions will be discussed in two fascinating lectures that will bring the audience to the forefront of research in mathematics and the cosmos.

The lectures are aimed at the general public and represent a unique possibility to take part in one of the most fascinating adventures of our time. In this video clip (in Swedish) you can see Ulf Danielsson from Uppsala University, who will be presenting the lectures, give an introduction to string theory.

13:00: The doors open
13:3014:30 Cumrun Vafa: Unravelling the universe with mathematical puzzles
14:3015:00 Break
15:0016:00 Edward Frenkel: The idea of unification in mathematics

Professor Edward Frenkel
Title: “The idea of unification in mathematics”


Professor Cumrun Vafa
Title: “Unravelling the Universe with Mathematical Puzzles”


N.B. The lectures will be held in English.