In Search of the Holy Grail

Particle physicists' quest for the subatomic building blocks of the universe.

Published March 25, 2013

In Search of the Holy Grail

Earlier this month, CERN confirmed, with 99% certainty, the July 2012 Board member Frank Wilczek explains the Large Hadron Collider and its potential to revolutionize the field of physics.

String Theory for Dummies
Podcast

String Theory for Dummies

Without getting bogged down in the math, Jim Gates, the John S. Toll Professor in Physics at the University of Maryland, explains the beautiful set of equations which may or may not describe our universe.

Heavy Ions and the Fifth Dimension
Article

Heavy Ions and the Fifth Dimension

Princeton Physics Professor and Academy Blavatnik Prize winner Steven Gubser attempts to connect string theory to the real world.

The Imperfect Universe
Article

The Imperfect Universe

Can our knowledge of Nature ever be complete? Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College Marcelo Gleiser considers.


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