Live blogging: Harvey

Title: Where is string theory today?

Hard to talk about where we are today without saying where we’ve been. Different eras of string theory: 

1968-74: Dual resonance era, ended with discovery of asymptotic freedom

1975-83: Quantum gravity Era, people pushing this idea were mostly ignored

1984-94: Unification Era, emphasis on CFT techniques

1995-1998: Duality Era, emphasis on spacetime point of view, and role of SUSY

Finally, we might be at the end of AdS/CFT era.

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