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20442 The Theory of Everything  

One of the great unsolved mysteries in physics is the lack of a single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework that links all of the physical aspects of the universe. Modern physics rests on two well-proven theoretical pillars—General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory—which are mutually incompatible. In the fall 2020 term, we discussed 12 lectures by Professor Donald Lincoln of Fermi Lab and the University of Notre Dame. During this term, we will view and discuss lectures 13–24, as a fitting conclusion to our quest for understanding the theory of everything.

 

This course is now in session. To inquire about registration email: olli@umn.edu

 

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