Type: 
Senior Thesis Presentation
Date-Time: 
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:00 to 13:45
Location: 
STAG 237
Event Speaker: 
Andy Svesko
Local Contact: 
Stetz
Abstract: 

String theory, one of the more popular approaches to quantizing gravity, is a highly complex theory, involving very high level mathematics and physics. But the basic ideas of string theory are not inaccessible, even to the undergraduate. My thesis project, the writing of "A Detailed Introduction to String Theory", an undergraduate themed text on the basics of string theory, is aimed to "demystify" string theory, and bridge the currently available standard books on the subject. In this presentation, a brief summary of string theory will be given, and the motivation for writing this text will be discussed.