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The Legacy of Stephen Hawking and the Prospects for the Great Reconciliation

July 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July Lectures in Physics

This lecture looks at how understanding the very strange physics of black holes, where the fabric of space and time is stretched and distorted, may help us understand the big problem of how quantum mechanics about the very small and general relativity about the very large may be reconciled. Can we say our understanding of the laws of physics is complete? Will this long overdue reconciliation be achieved in the near future?

This lecture is part of the 50th Anniversary of the July Lectures in Physics – Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Physics of the Future.