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Dr. Sunil Mukhi

Senior Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research  


String Theory and the Superworld

Date: Jan 22nd

Time: 11 a.m.

The previous century provided us with a detailed understanding of the subatomic world of elementary particles, but many mysteries remain. New theories involving "strings" suggest ways to unify the many particles and forces seen in nature, and new experiments promise to unveil a whole new "superworld". These ideas will be reviewed in non-technical language for a general audience.

Senior Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research  

Dr Sunil Mukhi is an active researcher in theoretical physics, specialising in the physics of elementary particles and quantum gravity. Most of his research has centred on a proposed new theory describing these particles and forces, called string theory, and on a possible new symmetry of nature called supersymmetry. 


He did his B.Sc. from St Xavier’s College Mumbai in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. This was followed by a visiting position at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy after which he returned to India and joined the Tata Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Ecole Normale Superieure, Harvard University and Imperial College among other institutions, and has spent a sabbatical year each at CERN, Geneva and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has lectured widely at conferences and advanced physics summer schools. He is the recipient of the S.S. Bhatnagar Prize for Physical Sciences in 1999 and the J.C. Bose Fellowship in 2007, and is an Editor of the Journal of High Energy Physics, the leading international journal in the field. He has a keen interest in science popularisation. His main extra­-curricular activity is the archiving of Indian classical music.


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