Other Topics

  • In chapter 9 Brian Green discusses the "Higgs Field" (aka the "Higgs Particle"). When the book was published in 2004 the existence of this field was a matter of speculation, although it was certainly favored by the most popular theories. In 2012 the discovery of the Higgs Particle was announced and the 2013 Nobel Prize was awarded to two of the theorists who developed the idea. There is some good reading on this on the corresponding Nobel Prize web site. I especially recommend the "Popular Information" page among the links on the left side of the above page


  • Renown physicist Richard Feynman discussed the difficulties of asking "why?" (Recommended by a student)
  • Messages For The Future (recommended by a student)
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  • String theory (recommneded by a student)