The well-known physicist from CERN (Geneva), whose research earned him the prestigious recognition conferred by Yuri Milner, Sergey Brin, Jack Ma and Mark Zuckerberg, will talk on Supersymmetry and Supergravity on Wednesday 4 December at 3.00 pm.
Pisa, 28th November 2019
The well-known Italian physicist Sergio Ferrara will be in Pisa, at the Scuola Normale, for a public seminar of the Faculty of Sciences. Ferrara received the 2019 Special Breakthrough Prize, considered the Oscar of Science and conferred by the billionaire Yuri Milner together with Sergey Brin (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jack Ma (Alibaba). The 2019 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics has been awarded to Sergio Ferrara, Daniel Freedman and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen for the invention of Supergravity, a key step forward to make Einstein's dream of unifying Gravity and other Fundamental Interactions come true: it has a value of 3 million dollars.
Ferrara will be our guest in the “Colloqui della Classe di Scienze”, a series of talks traditionally conceived to let prestigious international guest elaborate on research areas of current interest. The title of this talk, at 3 pm on Wednesday 4 December, will be "Supersymmetry: Some Reflections on the Future of a Symmetry from the Future". The talk will focus on some crucial steps in the development of Supersymmetry, Supergravity and String Theory in recent decades, and will also try to provide indications on some urgent issues regarding the unification of the Fundamental Interactions.
The seminar will be open to all those interested.