Mathematics and Physical Sciences lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
In recent decades, physicists and astronomers have discovered two beautiful standard models, one for the quantum world of extremely short distances and one for the universe as a whole. Both models have had spectacular success, but there are also strong arguments for new physics beyond these models.
In this lecture, Nathan Seiberg will review these models, their successes and their shortfalls. He will describe how experiments in the near future could point to new physics to suggest a profound conceptual revolution in our understanding of the world.