theory of everything

The ultimate goal of physics is to come up with a theory that describes all of creation – a theory of everything, or TOE. Subatomic Stories was designed to bring the viewer along, one subject at a time, so that they can have an informed understanding of how scientists try to develop a TOE and an appreciation of how we’ll make future progress. In this 13-minute episode, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln brings it all together and explains where we are and prospects for the future.

From The Great Courses Daily, May 5, 2020: Fermilab scientist Dan Hooper writes about how Einstein’s failure in achieving a unified field theory didn’t stop the others. Physicists continue to search for a theory of everything that unites the effects of general relativity with the quantum mechanical nature of our world.