Unified Theory

"If we find out that there is this kind of a janna_levin_2unification, what we're really saying is that everything in the universe is traceable to one physical phenomenon. All the particles in your body, all the particles in my body, all the particles on the other side of the galaxy, and all of their interactions are unified into one simple kind of mathematical structure."

~ Columbia University astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin discussing the significance of the Large Hadron Collider with Kurt Anderson on Studio 360 (5.23.08).