A Century of Quantum Mechanics

Lecture presented by: Professor David Gross
Date: August 27, 2013
Location: College of Engineering, Pune

Quantum Mechanics is approximately one hundred years old and has proven to be the most successful theoretical framework in the history of physics. In this talk Professor Gross reviews the present status of quantum mechanics and the remarkable success of quantum field theory, as demonstrated by the standard model of particle physics.

He also shares his views on the challenges that we face in realizing the goal of unifying all the forces of nature, including gravity.

David Gross is the Frederick Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics and former Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB. He received his Ph.D. in 1966 at UC Berkeley and was previously Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University.

A Century of Quantum Mechanics