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Our research includes a strong focus on fundamental questions about the new physics underlying the Standard Models of particle physics, cosmology, and gravity; and the nature and applications of our basic frameworks (quantum field theory and string theory) for attacking these questions.   Our research also includes a major emphasis on the novel phenomena in condensed matter physics that emerge in systems with many degrees of freedom.

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Peter Graham is interested in discovering the fundamental laws of nature that lie beyond the known standard model. He received an A.B./A.M. from Harvard University in 2002 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2007.

Feb 8 2021

In Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Book of Sand,” a mysterious Bible peddler knocks on the narrator’s door and offers to sell him a sacred book he came by in a small village in India. The book shows the wear of many hands.

Apr 23 2020

Eva Silverstein is one of fifteen Stanford faculty members among 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators engaged in advancing the public good.

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One of the most striking predictions of the general theory of relativity is the formation of black hole and cosmic horizons sequestering different regions of spacetime. In this talk we will overview recent theoretical and observational developments in this area.

To most physicists, almost everything about evolution is puzzling. What determines how much complexity can — and has — evolved?

The 2018 Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture was given by Leonard Susskind in the Oskar Klein Auditorium, AlbaNova in Stockholm, Sweden on January 29, 2019.