Move Over, Einstein
THE SOURCE: “The Accidental Universe: Science’s Crisis of Faith” by Alan Lightman, in Harper’s, Dec. 2011.
Theoretical physicists used to dream of producing a “theory of everything” that would relate the two principal breakthroughs of 20th-century physics: quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. They hoped such a vision would show that the workings of the universe can be explained by a few fundamental parameters and laws of nature.
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