Science Talk

In search of the theory of everything

Finding a way to unify the laws of quantum physics with Einstein's general relativity

We take it for granted that gravity acts to keep us on the ground and to keep Earth in orbit around the sun.

But if we look at the atoms that make up our bodies, and at the smaller particles that make up those atoms, there's a mystery.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'In search of the theory of everything '. Print Edition | Subscribe