2009 Laureate Lisa Randall explains why physics does not need a theory of everything

February 06, 2013

When asked in a recent interview with the New Scientist: “Doesn’t every physicist dream of one neat theory of everything?“ Randall responded “There are lots of physicists! I don’t think about a theory of everything when I do my research. And even if we knew the ultimate underlying theory, how are you going to explain the fact that we’re sitting here? Solving string theory won’t tell us how humanity was born.“  The full interview with feature editors Valerie Jamieson and Richard Webb can be found at New Scientist Opinion.