Jerusalem, Sunday, 25 June 2017 at 18:00
Steve Shenker (Stanford University) “Chaos, Quantum mechanics and Black Holes
Engineering Auditorium, Rothberg building, Edmund J. Safra campus (Givat Ram), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sometimes progress in science comes from finding new connections between fields previously thought to be quite distinct. In this lecture we will discuss, at a non-technical level, a connection uncovered in recent years between three deep concepts in physics: chaos, a property of physical systems, for example the weather, that makes their future behavior extremely difficult to predict; quantum mechanics, the basic framework for all known physical laws; and black holes, one of the most dramatic consequences of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
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Ben Gurion University, Sunday, 25 June 2017
18:00 Gathering and light refreshments
18:30 Nathan Seiberg (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) “The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics” (talk in Hebrew) ״חזית הפיסיקה היסודית״
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium (73)

Tel Aviv University, Wednesday, 28 June 2017
18:30 Nathan Seiberg (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) “The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics” (talk in Hebrew)
19:30 Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) “Black holes, quantum mechanics and the structure of spacetime
Lev auditorium, Tel Aviv University