Chaos Quantum Mechanics and Black Holes

A public lecture titled "Chaos Quantum Mechanics and Black Holes” was presented on campus on 25.6.2017 by Professor Stephen Shenker (Stanford University), see video .

Professor Shenker is a leading scientist in the study of the fundamental laws of nature and a former head of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. The Engineering  Auditorium was packed and the scientific lecture was preceded by a charming string quartet played by students of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Abstract:
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.