Einstein’s theory of general relativity and quantum theory are among the 20thcentury’s most significant advancements in the field of physics. And yet they are utterly incompatible — much like oil and water.
The effort to harmonize the two achievements and find a quantum theory of gravity is among the hottest topics and most-fevered searches in physics today.
Thanks to a major new gift to its Department of Physics, UC Santa Barbara aims to unleash promising young scientific minds on that problem and on related questions about the fundamental laws of nature that govern the universe. A $1 million gift from an anonymous Japanese donor will create a new high-level postdoctoral program called Fundamental Physics Fellows.
Read the full article at the UCSB Current: Fundamental Fellows