Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Jean Zinn-Justin

CEA/IRFU Centre de Saclay, Institut de Physique Theorique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
will give a series of lectures on

Issues in Theoretical Physics

Abstract of series: The lecture series will cover a broad range of theoretical physics issues, from Galileo and Torricelli’s discussion of the vacuum to today’s puzzles related to dark matter and dark energy. The seminars will be dedicated to the evolution of ideas in treating infinities since the early days of quantum field theory until the emergence of renormalization group and its benefits for elucidating renormalization and phase transitions. The theoretical high energy physics seminar will confront the question of what have we learned from the discovery of the Higgs particle and the theoretical clues we have now about the possible mass scale of new physics.

Program of Lectures

Type Title Start Date Start Time Location Presentation
Colloquium The fate of the vacuum - from Galileo to dark energy and dark matter 2014-01-13 14:30 Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323)
High Energy Physics Seminar The discovery of the Higgs boson: a solution and a problem 2014-01-15 11:30 Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300)
Theor./Math. Physics Seminar From infinities in QED to the general renormalization group 2014-01-19 14:30 Lewiner, Seminar Room (412)