The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

Course No. 1318
Professor Don Lincoln, Ph.D.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
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What Will You Learn?

  • Discover the unifying theories in classical physics: Newton and Maxwell.
  • Examine the basics of Einstein's special and general relativity.
  • Delve into other pieces of the puzzle, including the Higgs boson and dark energy.
  • Uncover major theories in the quantum revolution.
  • Explore the current standard model of particle physics.
  • Consider the problems between the standard model and general relativity.

Course Overview

The great theories of physics are like great works of art. And much like the greatest works of art, you don’t need to completely understand them in order to appreciate them. The unifying theories of physics are among the greatest and most complex in all of science; they stand as incomparable masterpieces in the gallery of modern thought. As you experience them, you will witness their progression toward ever-grander insights, pointing towards an as-yet-unfinished ultimate synthesis that will transform our understanding of the universe. Anyone, no matter what their training in science and mathematics, can appreciate this quest, which is nothing less than a search for the theory of everything.

The theory of everything will ultimately be single equation that explains all physical reality. The definitive formulation of this holy grail of physics still eludes researchers, but it is a dream with a long history, spawning such revolutionary ideas as:

  • Newton’s law of universal gravitation: In the 17th century, Isaac Newton launched a scientific revolution by showing that the force that makes objects fall is also the force that keeps the Moon and planets in their orbits—what we now call gravity.
  • A unified theory of electromagnetism: In the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell worked out equations that link two seemingly distinct phenomena—electricity and magnetism—and also predict the existence of electromagnetic waves.
  • Einstein’s general theory of relativity: Starting with the premise that inertial and gravitational mass are equivalent, Albert Einstein made the astonishing discovery that gravity is the bending of space and time caused by mass and energy.
  • The standard model of elementary particles and forces: In the early 20th century, scientists investigated perplexing phenomena, including radiation and the spectrum of light emitted by atoms. Their investigations uncovered new forces and lead to a series of theories that explain the quantum realm.
  • Other cutting-edge concepts: The continuing search for the theory of everything has also produced superstring theory, supersymmetry, cosmic inflation, loop quantum gravity, dark matter, dark energy, the Higgs field, multiple universes, and more.

The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality opens your eyes to this astounding project in 24 half-hour lectures that are suitable for inquisitive minds at all levels. Your guide, Don Lincoln, Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and Guest Professor of High Energy Physics at the University of Notre Dame, relishes conveying the thrill of physics to a variety of audiences, so no background beyond basic high-school mathematics is needed to follow this exciting odyssey.

Supported by scores of helpful diagrams, charts, and animations, as well as years of experience as a science writer and educator for the general public via books, blogs and YouTube, Dr. Lincoln makes the most abstract ideas in physics accessible, explaining the interactions behind everything that happens in the cosmos in terms of matter particles, their different characteristics, and the force-carrying particles that are exchanged between them.

A Thrilling First-Hand Report

It only makes sense to start The Theory of Everything by looking at what such a theory entails. After briefly reviewing the standard model of particle physics and general relativity—which are our two best prototypes for a theory of everything, though both fall short—you spend the next few lectures tracing how we got to this point. Along the way, you bridge the classical and modern eras of physics, working your way from moving electric charges, fluctuating magnetic fields, and classical electromagnetism, to the exotic concepts of quantum electrodynamics, the electroweak force, strong force “color” and quantum chromodynamics, neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles.

Then you take a parallel journey through gravity, from Newton’s universal theory of gravitation uniting classical mechanics and celestial motion; to Einstein’s general relativity uniting gravity, time, and space; and then to the even more exotic concepts of dark matter, dark energy, quantum gravity, extra dimensions, and the multiverse.

In each case, new theories spawned new experiments, which led to new observations—often of particles that needed to be accounted for by entirely new theories.

For more than three decades, Dr. Lincoln has been at the forefront of this quest as a physicist designing and evaluating experiments using high-energy particle accelerators. He was on the teams that made two breakthrough discoveries: the top quark in 1995 and the Higgs boson in 2012. His hands-on experience and down-to-earth gift for clear explanations and insightful analogies make this course a thrilling first-hand report from the frontlines of one of the most significant scientific efforts of our time.

A Breathtaking Trip

Among his other talents, Dr. Lincoln is skilled at conveying the beauty of mathematics to novices. While some may believe the theories of physics can’t be appreciated without understanding the mathematics, Dr. Lincoln gives you a solid grounding in what the equations say, conducting you through the Greek letters and strange symbols, explaining what they mean and how these formulas make remarkable statements about the nature of the physical world.

As he says in one lecture, “We’ll walk right up to the precipice of a full-blown calculation, but then we’ll step back before we get mired in the mathematical details.” It’s a breathtaking trip, addressing such topics as:

  • Is the universe mathematical? Physicist Eugene Wigner wrote a famous paper puzzling over what he called the “unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.” Dr. Lincoln provides an insider’s perspective on how physicists use math to unlock experimental results and why he considers it so amazingly successful at predicting nature.
  • Feynman diagrams: A particle physics tool that anyone can understand is the Feynman diagram, a form of doodle invented by physicist Richard Feynman. Dr. Lincoln demonstrates that these deceptively simple drawings of particle interactions are actually equations in disguise, and he describes how they revolutionized his field.
  • Symmetry everywhere: In 1915, mathematician Emmy Noether proved that conservation laws in physics are connected to the symmetry properties of nature. Dr. Lincoln shows how extensive symmetry is, stressing its importance to unified theories and highlighting a proposed theory of everything called supersymmetry.
  • Limitations of general relativity: Spectacularly successful at the planetary and cosmic scales— and even describing the warped space around black holes—the equations of general relativity break down at the quantum level. Dr. Lincoln gives a simple mathematical reason for why this is the case, illustrating the daunting challenge faced by physicists trying to devise a theory of everything.

In his last lecture, Dr. Lincoln synthesizes our current understanding by presenting a single equation that covers everything that is known to be true in fundamental physics, including special relativity, quantum mechanics, the standard model, and general relativity. By the end of the course, you’ll have touched on nearly all the major theories of physics, and will have a thorough understanding of our most current knowledge about reality.

“There are so many clues staring at us in the face,” Dr. Lincoln says of the many possible paths forward. “They are telling us something profound. Somebody will one day have the crucial idea.” To experience this course, is to understand first-hand the thrilling unifications of reality physicists have already achieved, the promise of a Theory of Everything, and clues about what wonders lie just beyond the horizon.

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24 lectures
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  • 1
    Two Prototype Theories of Everything
    Embark with Dr. Lincoln on a search for a theory of everything-a simple and comprehensive explanation for all physical phenomena in the universe. Confront the incompatibility of our two best prototypes: the standard model of particle physics and the general theory of relativity. x
  • 2
    The Union of Electricity and Magnetism
    Learn how two seemingly separate phenomena, electricity and magnetism, were shown by James Clerk Maxwell in the 1860s to be aspects of a single underlying force, demonstrating how unification works in physics. Then see how Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism make a remarkable prediction. x
  • 3
    Particles and Waves: The Quantum World
    Follow one of the strangest turns in modern science: the discovery of the paradoxical world of light, which spawned the theory of quantum mechanics. Discover how light and matter behave as both particles and waves, and look at evidence for this curious feature of the quantum world. x
  • 4
    Einstein Unifies Space, Time, and Light
    Trace the reasoning that led Einstein to his special theory of relativity, proposed in 1905. Address common misconceptions about this startling new view of time and space, which led to ideas such as mass-energy equivalence, the impossibility of faster-than-light travel, and the space-time continuum. x
  • 5
    Relativistic Quantum Fields and Feynman
    Take a deeper step into the quantum world, observing how the theory of quantum electrodynamics, or QED, unites quantum mechanics with special relativity. Discover that the handy sketches of subatomic behavior called Feynman diagrams (named after physicist Richard Feynman) are really equations in disguise. x
  • 6
    Neutrinos Violating Parity and the Weak Force
    Study the weak nuclear force, which is responsible for beta decay: the emission of an electron from a nucleus during radioactive decay. Discover that much more is going on, including weird transformations that pose a challenge to a theory of everything. x
  • 7
    Flavor Changes via the Weak Force
    Analyze more idiosyncrasies of the weak force, focusing on the three massive particles that mediate its interactions. Discover that the weak force is unique in its ability to change a characteristic called flavor, and learn that at high energies the weak force is exceptionally strong. x
  • 8
    Electroweak Unification via the Higgs Field
    A key step in the quest for a theory of everything has been the realization that the electromagnetic and weak forces are aspects of the same force. Follow the saga of electroweak unification, which culminated in the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. x
  • 9
    Quarks, Color, and the Strong Force
    Explore the force that helps hold the atomic nucleus together, called the strong force. Chart the discovery of this mysterious mechanism-which only works at extremely short range-and see how it led to concepts such as quarks, gluons, and the color force, which is responsible for the strong interaction. x
  • 10
    Standard Model Triumphs and Challenges
    Bring together all the concepts studied so far to gauge how close physicists are to a theory of everything. Focus on the shortcomings of the standard model. Then zero in on two burning questions: Why is the mass of the Higgs boson so low, and why does matter predominate over antimatter? x
  • 11
    How Neutrino Identity Oscillates
    Transition to a new perspective as Professor Lincoln spotlights speculative ideas that may contribute to a theory of everything. In this lecture, explore the mysteries of neutrinos, which are extraordinarily hard to detect yet hold intriguing clues about the possible unity of fundamental forces. x
  • 12
    Conservation Laws and Symmetry: Emmy Noether
    Consider why mathematics is such an effective tool for describing nature. Then focus on mathematician Emmy Noether's remarkable insight that links symmetries in the equations of a physical system to conservation laws, such as the conservation of energy and conservation of momentum. x
  • 13
    Theoretical Symmetries and Mathematics
    The first inklings of a successful theory of everything will probably arise from symmetries and group theory. Prepare for this epochal moment by digging into these important mathematical ideas. Also, learn to approach proposed theories of everything with fascination, tinged with healthy skepticism. x
  • 14
    Balancing Force and Matter: Supersymmetry
    One of the most attractive ideas for physicists searching for a theory of everything is supersymmetry, which treats force- and matter-carrying particles as interchangeable. Explore major problems that supersymmetry solves and the shortcomings that convince some scientists that perhaps some other ideas must also be considered. x
  • 15
    Why Quarks and Leptons?
    The fundamental building blocks of matter are thought to be quarks (which interact by the strong force) and leptons (which interact by the electromagnetic and weak forces). But could there be a deeper level? Explore the theory of preons, which may be even more fundamental than quarks and leptons. x
  • 16
    Newton's Gravity Unifies Earth and Sky
    Gravity is by far the weakest of the fundamental forces. Learn how Newton achieved the first major unification in physics by showing that terrestrial and celestial gravity are the same. He also tacitly equated inertial mass and gravitational mass, leading to the startling theory 250 years later. x
  • 17
    Einstein's Gravity Bends Space-Time
    Built on the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, Einstein's general theory of relativity explains gravity in a surprising new way. See how matter and energy determine the shape of space and time. Investigate confirming evidence for general relativity, including the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. x
  • 18
    What Holds Each Galaxy Together: Dark Matter
    Trace the discovery of missing mass surrounding most galaxies, which leads scientists to infer that 85% of all matter is "dark" and can't be observed directly. Evaluate the major theories about this discrepancy, and consider its implications for a theory of everything. x
  • 19
    What Pushes the Universe Apart: Dark Energy
    Turn to dark energy, the ghostly energy field that appears to be pushing the universe apart at an ever-greater rate. Learn how this extraordinary discovery was made in 1998, and explore theories that attempt to explain dark energy and its strange consequences. x
  • 20
    Quantum Gravity: Einstein, Strings, and Loops
    A theory of everything must fit gravity into the quantum realm, reconciling the general theory of relativity with the standard model of particle physics. Explore the features of gravity that make this unification so difficult, and evaluate two intriguing approaches: superstring theory and loop quantum gravity. x
  • 21
    From Weak Gravity to Extra Dimensions
    Venture into extra dimensions to investigate gravity's extraordinary weakness compared to the other fundamental forces. This journey also sheds light on the possible creation of subatomic black holes in particle accelerators and why tiny black holes pose no risk to humanity. x
  • 22
    Big Bang and Inflation Explain Our Universe
    Starting with the big bang, plot the history of our universe, focusing on events in the tiniest fraction of the first second, when phenomena such as supersymmetry, superstrings, and quantum loops may have come into play. Consider the explanatory power of the theory of cosmic inflation. x
  • 23
    Free Parameters and Other Universes
    Now step into the realm of other universes. Do they exist? If so, how could we possibly know? Start by examining the free parameters that govern the structure and behavior of our universe. Then seek answers to four crucial questions that address why the parameters take the values that they do. x
  • 24
    Toward a Final Theory of Everything
    Finish the course by reviewing unified theories since Newton, analyzing a remarkable equation that brings major insights together and represents the current status of a theory of everything. Then look ahead to the next steps, and hear Dr. Lincoln's own research agenda for this momentous quest. x

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Don Lincoln, Ph.D.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Don Lincoln is a Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He is also a Guest Professor of High Energy Physics at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics from Rice University. Dr. Lincoln’s research has been divided between Fermilab’s Tevatron Collider, until its close in 2011, and the CERN Large Hadron Collider, located outside Geneva,...
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The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 172.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain all This a very interesting course. I have had to go back and re-listen to some of lectures. It is very deep into non-classical physics. the professor does a good job of explaining the difficult concepts.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Lincoln doing what he does best... Dr. Don Lincoln is an excellent provider of scientific knowledge to the interested, non-expert masses. The lectures are educational and presented in a user-friendly manner. I am in awe of the achievements of physics.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant update on physics Presented by an exceptional physicist but more importantly a brilliant educator. Very clear and with an enthusiasm that shines through. You may not absorb it all fully but you will be fascinated if you have any interest in science and why things work the way they do. An excellent educator with humor and humility.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course. Professor Lincoln was fantastic I thought the material was difficult; but, Professor Lincoln has passion for the subject matter and it came though in the course. It really helped me to understand many scientific facets of our world. I truly believe this education will help me as I try to invent solutions to some of the worlds challenges. So nice to have people with passion that want to share exciting information!
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well organized and focused.☺️ Great value with great presentation. A way to improve your knowledge.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done especially for such a complex field Einstein spent his last days working on a unified field theory. Professor Lincoln in this course takes up the same challenge and updates it to what we know today. Many of these ideas are hard to grasp, but Dr. Lincoln does a good job explaining them. This is not a easy course but a rewarding journey. Effort is required. I will view this course again. I am sure that I will learn more the second time.
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Very Educational I recently finished this series of 23 lectures and I've come away much more knowledeable about the intricacies and the beauty of the world around us. There were time when I could hardly put the book down. The course presents the world of particle physics with such clarity and it also discusses the elusive mysteries within the standard model and the universe as a whole. I personally found that watching the video of each lecture then reading both the guidebook and the transcript book of the lecture while taking some notes was a good way to learn.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not so great This presentation was pretty boring and lacked visual presentations. Also, the sequence seemed out of order.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent presentation & subject coverage This is an excellently written and described scientific work. Mr. Don Lincoln is a very accomplished professor. More than worth your time and money.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind expanding Still watching. I'm through session 9. Requires a lot of concentration and uses a lot of jargon which tends to cloud the fundamentals. I have a physics degree from 1953 and will need to study and repeat the sessions to absorb more of the information. Overall it's thorough and very entertaining presentation by Dr. Lincoln
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent topics Dr. Lincoln is excellent at explaining difficult concepts in layman's vocabulary. He is methodical in his delivery. I am able to understand what he is attempting to convey through this course.
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power of simplicity You should have some background in physics, chemistry and math but you need not be a subject major; Don Lincoln's easy going demeanor belies his measured yet thorough approach to a difficult subject. Anyone interested in the pursuit of the origins of everything will appreciate this wonderful course.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and Understandings for All I was worried I wouldn't understand this course, and I'd have to return it like, "The Four Laws of Thermodynamics." That is not the case. I have watched a few lectures and am all giddy and happy afterwards with, "The Theory of Everything." The material is structured like an onion: something for everyone. I saw in the reviews people think he talks too fast, but he is able to pace himself and peel through the layers of understanding while still being engaging to his audience. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great follow-on to my other Physics courses Previous courses included, 2 by Prof Sean Carrol, 2 by Prof Schumacher, and one by Prof Joshua Winn. This course included and integrated material from the other 5 courses. I especially liked the last few lectures that covered some of the most recent ideas, speculations, and research paths. Prof Lincoln is a superb and entertaining lecturer.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Subject But... Who doesn't want to know the theory of everything? It is very interesting...This is the proverbial "Rocket Science" as far as the complexity of the subject. So the course lacks two things: 1) A glossary. How can one teach a subject this technically involved without an extensive glossary in the back of the course book?; and 2) The teacher, who obviously is very knowledgeable, speaks too fast for a technical course like this. This is not a mythology course for example where his pace would be just fine. Be prepared to read every chapter before you watch the video. If you are not willing to do this I would think about passing on this course. I just can't imagine absorbing the lecture's of this complexity given he is speaking as fast as he does if you do not read the chapter's fast. Even if you do, it is not a cake-walk and you will need to do some googling to get clarification on the lectures (again a glossary and more charts and visual's in the course book would help immensely). So I am enjoying the course, and do recommend it with the caveat's and condition's above. I give it a 4 instead of 5 because of the shortfalls in the course book and the instructor's speaking speed (which is too fast for the subject matter). I am an Electrical-Engineer by the way, so I have a lot of technical "know-how", so take the above in that context.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lecturer is good and it’s a helpful review Cosmology is my hobby and I’ve written a paper called A Theory of Everything. So I bought the course. It didn’t get me to refine my theory but it did put it into context.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just plain interesting ! Some of the content was a little deep for me, but the lecturer managed to explain it in terms I could grasp. I absolutely would recommend people not to be put off by any of the course content, this lecturer is fantastic.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Theory of Everythig, Don Lincoln This is the best lecture series I have viewed so far. Don Lincoln is such a great speaker with clear and easy to understand terms and graphics. He really knows the subject, quantum theory and relativity, and is relaxed and precise throughout his lectures. I highly recommend this edition.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Non Scientest Nice update if you have taken earlier lectures on the subject
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Masterpiece of Educational Instruction in Physic Dr. Don Lincoln’s, 24 Lecture Series, The Theory of Everything (ToE), The Quest to Explain all Reality from the Great Cources, is simply ... amazing. A phenomenal achievement in overviewing the state of physics in the 21st century. A major work of educational physics at an undergraduate college level in depth, bat a graduate level in scope. The state of our knowledge and theories is beautifully pictured in the diagram below. The equation is also provided that is the most up-to-date understanding we have working toward a ToE. Nice going Dr. Lincoln and the Great Courses!
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific presentation Professor Lincoln has a knack for explaining complex concepts so that I even imagine that I understand. He doesn't shy away from using the maths yet his lectures move along at pace. I recommend this course not only for the content, but also for the excellent presentation by the lecturer.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT remedy for insomnia! The first 15 chapters anyway. If you keep reading the reviews, someone with a B.S. in physics says he can't follow it either. So I guess you need a PhD to not be a bozo on bosons. I LOVE the presentation style of Dr Lincoln - a model for all the other nervous speakers that pace the floor with a BILL-YUN hand gestures. Instead, Dr Lincoln nails his feet to the floor with moderate hand gestures. The background was creative & impeccable and the multiple video tracks were superb - and coming from a cynic with a video editing background, I don't give anybody any slack. Well done! TGC - please take note: the very BEST of 65 courses I've bought. Around lecture 16 it became interesting (to me) - and the good physicist explains some of the past and current theories that are intriguing. He is practical and accurate denoting his facts & speculations. This is in contrast with others that claim to be an EXPERT of an unproven THEORY (which is ridiculous) - and the reason I don't buy theirs. Yes, I would recommend this course.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Last 5 sessions held my attention With Dr. Lincoln's calming voice and the relatively unchanging background, I found it very difficult to stay awake. The topics covered were each very interesting but somehow I continued to doze-off. This really had never happened to me... even during 9 years of higher education (AAS, BA, MBA & PhD). At age 62, I must be getting old. Two cups of coffee and the final 4-5 sessions did manage to hold my attention. I now understand the quest to go ever smaller with the goal to determine and understand the particles that comprise everything.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There is no theory of everything. I enjoyed the course a lot. Dr. Lincoln has a twisted sense of humor like mine and he makes things quite interesting for laymen. I say there is no theory of everything because in my experience, searching for answers always leaves us with more new questions than answers. I used to take science seriously but they lied to me about my Brontosaurus and it's been grain of salt time since.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Oy - My Head Hurts I struggled when I graded the course. I wanted to give it a high grade because of all the knowledge that I was exposed to. I wanted to give it a low grade because I could barely understand this knowledge. I'm glad that I went through the rigors of this course and was exposed to many new ideas. I'm sad that I understood very little. So, what is the bottom line? I say if you're a genius, you may enjoy this course. If you're like me, an ordinary mind, you will repeat some of the lectures, review the guidebook many times, blink your eyes, shake your head, and fall asleep. Professor Lincoln is a very good speaker, but the presentations are done at a rapid but steady pace that often hypnotized me. Don't get me wrong - the lectures are loaded with great information, but it was hard to follow. Allow me to explain - there are many abstract concepts to digest. The lectures can be compared to chicken tenders that were nutritious, but hard to digest. The food was tasty, but I had to go through some belching and heartburn. Besides being very educational, this series of lectures has another positive attribute. Drink a glass of warm milk or chamomile tea, listen to this course in bed, close your eyes and sweet dreams - you'll be out like a light. But listen - the course shows how amazing the universe is. I have to believe in a greater power to explain the complexity and beauty of our existence. I'm also amazed how far mankind has come in understanding how this all works. There is a lot more to learn, but people like Professor Lincoln will continue to add to the knowledge base.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Theory of Everything. Excellent presentation by Dr Don Lincoln. Bite size lessons make it easy to understand complex issues in quantum world. Would suggest future recordings be done in high def.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the course I bought this for time off from work and have been very impressed thus far. Some of the material is above my scientific level, but it is explained very well. The method of teaching is great for me, and suits the material. I can’t wait to get through the entire lecture series and get started on my next two courses
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear exposition. I started my career as solid state physicist, but had an interest in the world of nuclear physics. I later moved into management and fell behind in the field. Dr. Lincoln showed me the very substantial progress that has been made in the last 60 or so years. He clearly explained the successes of the standard model and the key assumptions that back them up. This is a must view course for anyone interested in the modern world. He was very clear on the principals, and gave some valuable historic insights.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely complex, presented in a friendly way. Presentation does not lose one in a lot of mathematical equations. Great explanations and visuals. Great for an introduction to the theories and unification research. Professor Lincoln makes a very complex subject understandable. Please tabulate all the particles, characteristics, behaviors, involvement with the various forces and processes.
Date published: 2019-01-31
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