The grand challenge of High Energy Theory is to develop a self-consistentdescription of all the microscopic laws of nature. Along the way, we need answers to questions such as: Is the fundamental structure of space and time continuous or discrete? Is there a symmetry that allows us to generalize Einstein's "equivalence principle" to quantum mechanics? Can our current models of High Energy Physics explain the origin of the Big Bang? Can the fundamental constants of physics be predicted? Or are they thrown down by chance?
Research in High Energy Physics at Brown covers a range of topics from String Theory and M-theory to Black Hole physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, as well gauge theories, QCD and other topics.
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