Mani-Fest 2022: Directions in Theoretical Physics being held at UCLA to celebrate Mani Bhaumik ('58)
Information from UCLA Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics (April 2022)
Mani-Fest 2022: Directions in Theoretical Physics
June 12-14, 2022
Organizer: Zvi Bern (UCLA), Eric D'Hoker (UCLA), Enrico Herrmann (UCLA), and Per Kraus (UCLA).
This conference celebrates the 5th year of the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, as well as Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik's 90th birthday. (This conference is more than a year late due to the pandemic.) The workshop will include topics on basic issues in quantum field theory, string theory, black holes and gravitational waves and other topics. Speakers include Nima Arkani-Hamed, Barry Barish, Steven Chu, David Gross, Juan Maldacena, Eva Silverstein, Caludio Pelegrini, Lenny Susskind, and three young UCLA professors to represent current and future work at the Bhaumik Institute.
In 2016 Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik pledged the largest gift ever to the Department of Physics and Astronomy to create a world-class Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCLA. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment for our students and postdocs, and helps UCLA hire top-ranked new faculty. Prior to his distinguished career as a laser physicist, Dr. Bhaumik's love of theoretical physics began as a student in India where he learned about Kaluza-Klein theories from S. N. Bose (of Bose-Einstein fame), initiating his passion for deep questions in theoretical physics, especially as related to quantum field theory. (Learn More)