Renowned physicist Sylvester James Gates at Museum of the Rockies
- Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium - view map
Sylvester James “Jim” Gates Jr. will give a free public lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium.
A world-renowned physicist and sought-after speaker who is a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Science, Gates will spend two days at Montana State University sharing his passions for science and mathematics with students and the public.
Gates, the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at Brown University, is a theoretical physicist whose expertise is in supersymmetry, supergravity and superstring theory. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is well known for his engaging lectures where he breaks down math and complex physics theories, so they can be easily understood by a general audience.
During his public lecture, Gates will discuss the “decay of the false vacuum,” one theory of how the universe might end and how a principle of particle physics called “supersymmetry” may protect the universe from this dire fate.
- Nico Yunes