## The Quest for UnificationAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Alon Faraggi (Liverpool University)
- Wednesday 01 June 2016, 13:30-14:30
- Small Lecture Theatre (S06, Poynting [R13]).
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Prof Ian Kenyon. The quest for unification is a prevailing theme is physics, from Newton who unified terrestrial and celestial mechanics, to modern day efforts to synthesize general relativity and quantum mechanics. I will describe contemporary work on two fronts in this direction. The first is the construction of phenomenological heterotic-string models and the study of a particular class that produced solely the spectrum of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model in their low energy effective field theory. The second front is an attempt to identify a fundamental principle underlying quantum gravity, in the context of the equivalence postulate of quantum mechanics. The 750 GeV di-photon excess as a possible signature of a string derived Z’ model will be discussed. The presentation will be non—technical and suitable for a general audience. This talk is part of the Particle Physics Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- Bham Talks
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