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Stony Brook professor wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in physics

Stony Brook professor wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in physics

Alek Lewis October 12, 2019
Physics professor Peter van Nieuwenhuizen will be honored, along with two other physicists, with the 2020 Special Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics on Nov. 3 for their work on a modern field theory called supergravity.
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Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku captivates student audience

Sandhiya Kannan March 27, 2014
On Wednesday, March 26, Dr. Michio Kaku captured the minds of all 1000+ students awaiting his lecture at Staller Center. Dr. Kaku is a highly renowned theoretical physicist, teacher and promoter of science. He is the co-founder of string field theory. Additionally, Kaku is one of the scientists working closely to complete Einstein’s final unfinished work – Unified Field Theory.
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Though gravity works to pull this paper toward the ground, it is easy to hold it at eye level because gravity is weak. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Under the microscope: a theory of everything

Mallory Locklear October 15, 2013
The field of physics has a problem. The general theory of relativity does a great job at describing gravity while the quantum field theory does an equally great job at describing electromagnetism and the forces that keep particles like protons and neutrons together.
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