Professor Sze-Hoi Henry Tye of Cornell University will deliver a talk at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) tomorrow (13 June 2006) on the origin and structure of the universe from the perspective of string theory. This theory is nowadays considered as one of the most plausible candidates for the “theory of everything” and is one of the most mathematically exquisite theories ever developed by mankind.
One of the five string theory experts in the world, Prof Tye was born and educated in Hong Kong. After completing his secondary education at La Salle College in 1966, he went to the US and received his BS from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1970 and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1974.
The talk is designed for a general audience with secondary-school-level knowledge of physics and mathematics. This marks the end of the six lectures in a series outlining various perspectives on the origin of the universe organized by HKUST, prior to the Institute for Advanced Study Inaugural Lecture by Stephen Hawking at HKUST on the coming Thursday, 15 June 2006.
Details of the talk are as follows:
"Lecture Series: Perspectives on the Origin of the Universe"
How Our Universe Began - String Theory Perspective
Tuesday, 13 June 2006
Lam Woo Lecture Theater, HKUST
Prof Sze-Hoi Henry Tye Department of Physics, Cornell University