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2,241. However, if we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God. (Meaning of Life & Theory of Everything) Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
2,752. Hawking was going to have to unify the two great but very different theories of physics – Einstein’s theory of relativity is the theory of the very large ... Quantum physics is the theory of the very small ... Hawking would have to force the two together. (Universe & Theory of Everything & Theory of Relativity & Quantum Physics) Stephen Hawking, Master of the Universe
89,956. String Theory unified every single thing in the universe from atoms to stars and planets to people. It says they are all made from one ingredient: strings. These strings are the building blocks of everything we see around us. The entire universe is a gigantic mesh of these vibrating strings. (String Theory & Theory of Everything) Professor Stephen Hawking
2,751. My goal is simple: it is a complete understanding of the universe. (Universe & Theory of Everything) Professor Stephen Hawking
2,766. It seems that M Theory is the system of laws that governs everything – the Grand Design. (Universe & M Theory & Theory of Everything & Laws) Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design: The Key to the Cosmos
91,032. Or is there a theory of everything that governs the universe at all times, and determines how it begins and develops? Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Answer to Everything
91,033. The Theory of Everything is the Holy Grail of theoretical physics. It has challenged the greatest minds for centuries. Stephen Hawking
2,393. When we have found how the nucleus of atoms is built up we shall have found the greatest secret of all – except life. We shall have found the basis of everything – of the earth we walk on, of the air we breathe, of the sunshine, of our physical body itself, of everything in the world, however great or however small – except life. (Science & Atom & Particle & Life & Theory of Everything) Ernest Rutherford, cited Frank S Pepper ‘The Wit and Wisdom of the 20th Century: A Dictionary of Quotations’ 1987
48,765. We physicists ... we hope for very simple laws of nature that will account for everything we see. But when we have them there will always be a question – why those laws? (Physics & Laws & Theory of Everything & Anthropic Principle) Professor Steven Weinberg, interview Professor Richard Dawkins
89,948. String theory you know is our best hope for a theory unifying all the forces of nature ... It’s the best game in town. (String Theory & Theory of Everything & Laws) ibid.
2,451. People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don’t give us a chance to tell them anything about what we know pretty well. They always want to know the things we don’t know. (Science & Theory & Theory of Everything & Knowledge) Richard Feynman, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter 1985
79,334. At stake is one of the greatest prizes of science – a theory of everything. (Light & Particle & Neutrino & Theory of Everything) Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Faster than the Speed of Light
91,027. In three-fold unification theories monopoles are predicted to be heavy particles. They’ve been looked for in accelerator experiments but the energies available are far too small. Horizon: What Einstein Never Knew, BBC 1985
91,028. The results of all the experiments on three-fold unification are so far inconclusive. ibid.
91,029. To achieve what Einstein never could: a theory of four-fold unifications of all four forces including gravity. ibid.
91,030. Super-symmetry is by far the boldest attempt to produce a single theory of all forces and matter in the world. (Theory of Everything & Super Symmetry) ibid.
91,031. Some theories ... believe we are living in a ten or eleven dimension world. ibid.
71,117. Einstein’s version of the Theory of Everything would remain his unfinished symphony. (Einstein & Theory of Everything) Horizon: Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony, BBC 2005
49,123. We can summarize electricity, magnetism and gravity into equations one inch long, and that's the power of field theory. And so I said to myself: I will create a field theory of strings. And when I did it one day, it was incredible, realizing that on a sheet of paper I can write down an equation which summarized almost all physical knowledge. (Magnetism & Electricity & Gravity & String Theory & Theory of Everything) Michio Kaku
91,026. The Theory of Everything would have been the Holy Grail of science. It would have been the philosopher’s stone. It would have been the crowning achievement of all scientific endeavours ever since humans walked the face of the Earth. Professor Michio Kaku
53,120. What if there is no math that unifies the universe? (Creationism & Intelligent Design & Mathematics & Theory of Everything) Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Is There a Creator?
67,938. Like Hilbert, Einstein did his great work up to the age of forty without any reductionist bias. His crowning achievement, the general relativistic theory of gravitation, grew out of a deep physical understanding of natural processes. Only at the very end of his ten-year struggle to understand gravitation did he reduce the outcome of his understanding to a finite set of field equations. But like Hilbert, as he grew older he concentrated his attention more and more on the formal properties of his equations, and he lost interest in the wider universe of ideas out of which his equations arose. His last twenty years were spent in a fruitless search for a set of equations that would unify the whole of physics, without paying attention to the rapidly proliferating experimental discoveries that any unified theory would have to explain. I do not have to say more about ... Einstein’s lonely attempt to reduce physics to a finite set of marks on paper. His attempt failed as dismally as Hilbert's attempt to do the same thing in mathematics. (Einstein & Theory of Everything) Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel 2006
71,120. Perhaps the most famous scientist of all. (Einstein & Theories of Everything) Dr Allan Chapman, Great Scientists: Albert Einstein
71,121. A new surreal physics was about to emerge. (Einstein & Theories of Everything) ibid.
71,122. Einstein wrote up his ideas in his spare time and in 1905 published three papers. (Einstein & Theories of Everything) ibid.
71,123. Could there be something peculiar happening with Time? (Einstein & Theories of Everything) ibid.
71,124. Einstein showed that mass is energy and energy is mass. (Einstein & Theories of Everything) ibid.
71,125. Hitler hates Einstein; he hates him because he is Jewish. (Einstein & Theories of Everything) ibid.