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Presentation of Professor Gerard ãft Hooft, winner of the Nobel prize

Updated March 14, 2005

Professor Gerard ’t Hooft, winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1999 made lecture presentation a

There was a lecture of Professor Gerard ’t Hooft, Utrecht University, Netherlands, on February 3, 2005, as a part of the Pathways Lecture Series in Mathematics of the 21st Century COE Program. The subject was “The biggest mysteries of our physical world : Why is there quantum mechanics, and why is the vacuum stable? “ Professor ‘t Hooft explained the reason why quantum mechanics are important, based on the history of physics from classical mechanics to the quantum theory, making reference to the current problem with the quantum theory and that of quantum gravity and black hole Professor ‘t Hooft has been studying.
The lecture was very well attended with standing audience, and because of lots of questions from participants, the lecture time was widely extended.

Professor Gerard 't Hooft

Professor Gerard 't Hooft

The lecture was very well attended

The lecture was very well attended

Attentive responses by Professor ‘t Hooft were impressive.

Attentive responses by Professor ‘t Hooft were impressive.

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