On Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 15.00 The 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor David Gross gave the lecture: “A Century of Quantum Mechanics”
Quantum Mechanics is approximately one hundred years old and has proven to be the most successful theoretical framework in the history of physics. In this talk I review the present status of quantum mechanics and the remarkable success of quantum field theory, as demonstrated by the standard model of particle physics. Finally I discuss the challenges that we face in realizing the goal of unifying all the forces of nature including gravity.
About the Laureate:
Gross received his master's degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1962. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966 then spent three years as Junior Fellow at Harvard University. In 1973 he was promoted to Professor at Princeton University and named Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics in 1986. He assumed the title Director and holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) of the University of California, In 2012 Gross stepped down and assumed the role of Permanent Member of KITP. In 2004, Gross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of asymptotic freedom, along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer.
The Royal Academy Nobel Laureate Lectures are supported by The Novo Nordisk Foundation.