Friday, May 25, 2012

Archimedes and the Quest for the Theory of Everything

Twenty-three centuries ago Archimedes showed how complicated physical phenomena, such as his Law of Buoyancy, can arise from a few basic assumptions. His seminal work has led to attempts to explain the entire cosmos from a few elementary physical principles. This talk will trace the history of this quest for a Theory of Everything and describe some of the unexpected roadblocks it has encountered in the 21st century.

About the Lecturer
Chris Rorres, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Drexel University and Lecturer of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rorres has appeared in many documentaries explaining Archimedes' discoveries, inventions, and continuing influence.

Related Links:
Archimedes (eBooks and Films)

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