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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Black holes are inescapable traps for most of what falls into them — but there can be exceptions. The theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind speaks with Janna Levin about the black hole information paradox and how it has propelled modern physics.
Dr. Racco's research during his SITP postdoctoral appointment has been awarded the Third Prize of the 2023 Buchalter Cosmology Prize.
Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the spread of quantum information and control it.

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May
17
Date
Friday, May 17, 2024. 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location
Varian 312
Speaker: Hongwan Liu

The process of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) is a crucial test of cosmology. In this talk, I will describe a new code for predicting the…

May
21
Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 3:30pm
Location
Hewlett Teaching Center
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The Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the world’s most powerful particle collider, the Large Hadron…

May
28
Date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024. 3:30pm
Location
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201

We live in a quantum world, yet we are classical beings, and sometimes our classical nature impedes our ability to interact with,…

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