Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?
The contest between gravity and quantum physics takes a new turn.
The Trouble with Theories of Everything
There is no known physics theory that is true at every scale—there may never be.
Is Your Theory of Everything Pure Enough?
Fundamental theories of nature aren’t allowed to hide information.
Nostalgia Just Became a Law of Nature
New theories have mixed perception and knowledge into the hardest of sciences.
How Physics Is Like Three-Chord Rock
Like a set of common chords, the same math appears in diverse fields of physics.
The Disappearing Physicist and His Elusive Particle
He ushered symmetry into theoretical physics, then vanished without a trace.
The Sacred, Spherical Cows of Physics
Theoretical physics milks symmetry to power its newest tool.
In Search of Time’s Origin
What happened before the Big Bang?