In his later years, Einstein often claimed that he had obtained the field equations of general relativity by choosing the mathematically most natural candidate. His writings during the period in which he developed general relativity tell a different story.
Some of nature’s rhymes—the appearance of similar structures in different areas of physics—underlie the way that string theory potentially unifies gravity with the other forces of nature and eliminates the ultraviolet divergences that plague quantum gravity.
SPS Movie Nights
Time and location: 8:00pm in the Bianchi Planetarium
(north of the science buildings, across from the Student Union.)
Next movie: TBD (Fall 2011)