String Theory

  • Sylvester

    Public lecture traces symmetry from Greeks to present day

    University of Maryland physics professor Sylvester "Jim" Gates will give a free public lecture that traces the important role that the concept of symmetry has played in physics from the time of the ancient Greeks through present-day efforts to create a physical “theory of everything.” Read More

    Feb. 25, 2013

  • Double Klein bottle

    Big Bang or Big Bounce?

    There is a new dark-horse entry in the cosmological sweepstakes. Cosmologists Alan Guth, left, and Paul Steinhardt In the last 50 years, the Big Bang theory has gradually become the standard scientific model for how the universe began and has been written into the grade school science… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2011