Leonard Susskind/Daniel Freedman Symposium & Birthday Celebration
Fri October 7th - Sat October 8th 2022, All day
Stanford Campus, Tresidder Oak Lounge, 498 Santa Teresa St. Stanford, CA 94305
Map: Tresidder Oak Lounge
A 2-day Symposium Event on October 7-8, 2022, Celebrating the Life and Work of Professors Leonard Susskind and Daniel Freedman
**Due to space constraints this event is by invitation only**
Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch professor of Theoretical physics at Stanford University. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an associate member of the faculty of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a distinguished professor of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study.
Susskind is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory, having, with Yoichiro Nambu and Holger Bech Nielsen, independently introduced the idea that particles could in fact be states of excitation of a relativistic string. He was the first to introduce the idea of the string theory landscape in 2003.
Daniel Zissel Freedman is an American theoretical physicist. He is an Emeritus Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University. He is mainly known for his work in supergravity. He is also known for his contributions in the fields of computer science, cognitive psychology, literature and arts. He is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences.[