Watch videos from PiTP 2017,titled “Particle Physics at the LHC and Beyond,” which took place at the Institute in July. Talks range from experimental results in particle physics to prospects for physics beyond the standard model.
Light is the great unifier. John Wheeler, the beloved Princeton physicist, used to draw the universe as a big capital U with a little eye on one leg, signifying that we, human beings, are the eyes of the universe looking back at itself. The universe formed human life on planet Earth, and we use light to observe and understand the universe.
“Einstein, in that time, was becoming more than a public scientist,” Canales said. “He became oracular, and he didn’t shy away” from it. “He created this new role [now inhabited] by people like Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan.”