The Theory of Almost Everything by Robert Oerter
The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics

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There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public.

In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once thought to be separate forces of nature were combined into a single theory by some of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Rich with accessible analogies and lucid prose, The Theory of Almost Everything celebrates a heretofore unsung achievement in human knowledge—and reveals the sublime structure that underlies the world as we know it.


About Robert Oerter

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ROBERT OERTER teaches physics at George Mason University. He has done research in the areas of supergravity, especially as applied to superstring theories, and in the quantum mechanics of chaotic systems.
Published September 26, 2006 by Plume. 348 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The Standard Model of Elementary Particles (the Standard Model to those in the know) can explain nearly everything from the workings of the sun to the structure of, say, a garbage can, but it can'

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