The Science Behind Final Theory
Here's some information for readers who are intrigued by the science in Final Theory and want to learn more. The novel is about the quest to discover the Theory of Everything, a single set of equations that would explain all the fundamental forces of Nature, combining the laws of the subatomic world with the physics of stars and galaxies. Albert Einstein started this quest in the 1920s and physicists are continuing the search today with the development of string theory and other hypotheses. This year scientists will intensify the search as they begin operating the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator on the French-Swiss border that will explore the frontiers of high-energy physics by smashing protons together at unprecedented speeds. The links below provide a chronological summary of this remarkable scientific odyssey.