Podcast Uncertainty Principle Podcast

Uncertainty Principle Podcast – Episode 4: Dangerous Beauty

We humans cherish beauty, even in our mathematics. Beauty – or “symmetry” – is taken as a sign of success and simplicity in a mathematical model or physical theory. But what if that beauty was a threat to a complete understanding of nature? In this, the first part of a two-part series on symmetry and physical theory, we look at quantum field theory and symmetry.

Show Notes

By Stephen Sekula

Professor of Physics. Department Chair. Higgs Hunter. Computational Physicist. Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison. B.S. from Yale University.