Have you ever found your mind blank while doing an assignment, all information vanished into the black hole that was once your focus? Have you ever struggled to reconcile this permanent loss of information with modern string theory? Well look no further, as we welcome Prof. Andrei Parnachev, who will give an overview of string theory and the holographic principle. This principle relates quantum field theories and gravitational theories, arising from the black hole information paradox in thermodynamics. Afterwards, we’ll have a reception in the MathSoc room as usual, so make sure to stick around!