We know a great deal about the universe, its history, and its composition. How were we able to get to this point? Michael Dine, distinguished professor of physics, University of California Santa Cruz, explores that question as he cautions that there are still great mysteries driving much current research in theoretical and experimental physics and astrophysics.
Advancing the study of the detailed history of the universe is the mission of the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope. And while we may know much about the current makeup of the universe, 95 percent of the energy is in forms we can roughly describe but can't precisely identify, called the dark matter and the dark energy.
Time to get back to work.
Dine’s new book, This Way to the Universe: A Theoretical Physicist's Journey to the Edge of Reality (Dutton), is available for purchase.
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