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One of the greatest challenges in fundamental physics is to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a full theory of "quantum gravity”. It is a challenge that has by turns excited and frustrated physicists, for nearly a century.
What are those? 60th anniversary of the laser
Even after lasers were created, many were unsure what to do with the device; “Many people said to me...that the laser was ‘a solution looking for a problem.’” -Charles Hard Townes:
A Brief History of Lasers: 60th anniversary of the laser
On May 16, 1960, Theodore Maiman (shown left) produced for the first time a new kind of light, not found in nature, and changed the course of history. Until that day, researchers studying the behavior and science of light had relied on stars, the sun, can…
'It might be one of the most important books of our time.'
'The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time' attacks prevailing theories about the universe and its history to stunning critical…