Natural Science Research
Welcome to the Natural Science Research Division!
The Natural Science research team of BMUCO is conducting research in theoretical physics focusing on quantum information, quantum gravity and string theory. The NSR team are focusing on research and outreach work and we welcome everyone to join our team, who are interested in any field of natural sciences.
Statement by Professor Neil Lambert on Professor Steven Weinberg death:
The death of Steven Weinberg is a particularly sad occasion for physics. It is hard to overstate the importance and influence of his work and life. Scientifically he is surely most well known as one of the founding physicists of the so-called Standard Model of Particle Physics. This is arguably the most successful scientific theory every constructed. For this he, along with S. Glashow and A. Salam were awarded the 1979 Nobel Price in Physics. However his influence is far broader than that, including seminal works on gravity and quantum field theory which continue to have broad theoretical interest. Furthermore many will have been inspired by his popular science books and learnt from his text books - which always provide a gold-standard treatment of their subject.
As an example of his insight it is worth recalling his 1988 paper on the cosmological constant which was written before the discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe, in an era when the dominant theoretical paradigm was that the cosmological constant was so small that it must surely be zero - presumably by some symmetry or as of yet undiscovered mechanism.This paper takes a different view and argued, simply based on what was known about the evolution of the Universe, that the cosmological constant was likely to be small, positive but non-zero. Although not a prediction in a traditional sense it fought against the prejudice of the day to rephrase our understanding of this still vexing problem.
Professor Neil Lambert
King's College London, UK
Research Interests: His research is primarily concerned with supersymmetry, string theory and M-theory.
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Professor Yang Hui-He
City, University of London
University of Oxford
Research Interests: . He is particularly interested in aspects of algebraic geometry in application to, and interacting with, gauge theory as well as string theory, such as Calabi-Yau manifolds, holographic correspondences and string phenomenology.
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