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Nobel Laureate to Reminisce about Working with Wolfgang Rindler on Spinors, Spacetime

Thursday, September 2, 2021 12pm to 2pm

Virtual Event

Sir Roger Penrose, the British scholar who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics, is set to give a talk over Zoom at noon Thursday, Sept. 2, titled, “Spinors, Space-Time, and Working with Wolfgang Rindler.” The Nobel laureate and the late UT Dallas physics professor enjoyed a 2-year collaboration writing, “Spinors and Space-Time,” published in 1984. It explores spinors, which are described as complex mathematical objects that don’t come back to themselves under 360-degree rotation but require 720 degrees. Spinors help reveal the behavior of ordinary matter, like electrons and protons, and are used to model a range of problems in theoretical physics, including relativity and spacetime. 

The link will point to Zoom Meeting link below 24 hrs before the talk


Meeting ID: 817 7916 5876

Passcode: 826145

Virtual Event

Natural Sciences & Mathematics


Georgetta Oliver

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