Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for a Theory of Everything?

“It’s not easy being a 'theory of everything.' A TOE has the very tough job of fitting gravity into the quantum laws of nature in such a way that, on large scales, gravity looks like curves in the fabric of space-time, as Albert Einstein described in his general theory of relativity,” writes Director's Visitor Natalie Wolchover.

Read more at Quanta, as she explores why Charles Simonyi Professor Ed Witten's M-theory, aided by Carl P. Feinberg Professor Juan Maldacena's AdS/CFT discovery, is the leading candidate for the theory of everything in our universe.