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Stories by Steven Weinberg

A Unified Physics by 2050?

Experiments at CERN and elsewhere should let us complete the Standard Model of particle physics, but a unified theory of all forces will probably require radically new ideas

March 1, 2003 — Steven Weinberg

A Unified Physics by 2050?

Experiments at CERN and elsewhere should let us complete the Standard Model of particle physics, but a unified theory of all forces will probably require radically new ideas.

December 1, 1999 — Steven Weinberg

Life in the Universe

We comprehend the universe and our place in it. But there are limits to what we can explain at present. Will research at the boundaries of science reveal a special role for intelligent life?

October 1, 1994 — Steven Weinberg

The Decay of the Proton

The proton is known to have a lifetime at least 1020 times the age of the universe, but theory indicates that it may not live forever. If it is not immortal, all ordinary matter will ultimately disintegrate

June 1, 1981 — Steven Weinberg

Unified Theories of Elementary-Particle Interaction

Physicists now invoke four distinct kinds of interaction, or force, to describe physical phenomena. According to a new theory, two, and perhaps three, of the forces are seen to have an underlying identity

July 1, 1974 — Steven Weinberg