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  • Why and how Planck introduced his celebrated constant h?

    SPEAKER Sergio Cecotti

    organizers 清华大学求真书院

    EVENT DATE 2023.4.17 (Mon)

    EVENT TIME 19:20-20:55

    VENUE West Lecture Theatre


    Professor Sergio Cecotti, theoretical physicist, who has worked many years in the non-perturbative dynamics of supersymmetric quantum field theories, supergravity, and string theory with a special emphasis on their geometric aspects. He has joined Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA) since 2022. Before joining BIMSA, he was a professor at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA).


    We outline the history of the original motivations which led Max Planck to his formula for the black body spectral density, where his celebrated constant h makes its first appearance, and discuss the far reaching consequences of Planck’s unintended revolution.