Strings and the Magic of Extra Dimensions

Cumrun Vafa
Harvard University, MA
05 Jun 2013
Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore
The extra dimensions of string theory which were originally viewed as a source of embarrassment for the theory, have proven to be instrumental in resolving a number of puzzles associated with 3+1 dimensional physics. I discuss examples of this in the context of black holes, gauge theory and particle phenomenology.

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