Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification, and the quest for quantum gravity

I was an undergraduate astronomy major studying the physics of the “Schwarzschild Black Holes” when I decided to study the laws of the quantum field theory in a black hole’s curved spacetime to round up my education. I really like that it is trying to reconcile quantum theory with gravity which is one of the […]

What came before the Big Bang singularity?

Renowned popular-science writer and prizewinning author Timothy Ferris (Coming of Age in the Milky Way, The Mind’s Sky) opens his seminal book titled The Whole Shebang – A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (1997) with the statement “We live in a changing universe, and few things are changing faster than our conception of it,” and truer words were […]

Discovery of ‘God particle’ announced

Scientists think they have experimental evidence of the existence of the Higgs Boson — the ‘God particle’ that is the hypothetical glue that physicists are counting on to hold their current mathematical model of the universe together. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) experts working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland had announced […]