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Modern Exploration of Theoretical Physics
Henriette Elvang, University of Chicago
There is a wide range of physical phenomena -- from boiling water to pion scattering -- that can be described theoretically in a common mathematical language, namely that of quantum field theory. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of new powerful approaches to explore this theoretical framework. In the talk, without assuming any prior knowledge of field theory, I will present some of these ideas and give examples of their application in contexts that range from ferromagnets to nonlinear electrodynamics and quantum gravity.