Michael Duff

 

 


 

Michael Duff is a theoretical physicist and a pioneer of supergravity and M-theory. He is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London where he has served as the Abdus Salam Chair and Principal of the Faculty of Physical Sciences. His research lies in unified theories of elementary particles, such as quantum gravity, superstrings, supermembranes, M-theory and quantum information theory, and he has held Professorships and Fellowships at the Universities of Texas, Michigan, Kyoto and Cambridge, as well as being a member of Theory Division at CERN.

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General relativity and quantum mechanics are the most successful theories in science. But at least one is wrong. Imperial's Michael Duff outlines why M-theory is our only candidate for an ultimate theory.

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