Scientific American Highlights Talks by Physics Department Faculty Kevin Knuth

Talks given by Kevin Knuth (Associate Professor) and Philip Goyal (new faculty member) of the Physics Department at the University at Albany, were recently mentioned in the Scientific American online article. Kevin Knuth's talk at the Perimeter Institute was entitled "Laws of Nature: Their Nature and Knowability Workshop" and was in reference to the work that he performed with his student, Newshaw Bahreyni, on deriving special relativity from causal relationships among events. Kevin Knuth “showed how you can begin with a network of cause-effect relations and recover space and time from them. For more details, read his paper or roll the video. ”Philip Goyal showed that you can even recover the entire theory of quantum mechanics from such a network. His talk is here.”

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