Harald Bohr Lecture: Alain Connes

Title: Geometry and the Quantum

Speaker: Alain Connes (Professor at the Collège de France, IHES, and Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University)

Alain Connes

Abstract:  I will start from Riemann’s question, in his inaugural lecture on the foundation of geometry, on the validity of his formalism in the infinitely small. I will explain how the new paradigm of noncommutative geometry, based on the quantum formalism, gives a very precise answer to Riemann's query, and will show how the new spectral paradigm leads to a complete geometric understanding of the Standard model of particle physics coupled with gravity.