Searching for the origin of the universe, using black holes and mathematics
The aim of Daniel Persson’s research is to find a uniform description of the fundamental laws of the universe. The research moves in a borderland between mathematics and theoretical physics and uses black holes as a laboratory.
− My research is about understanding the laws of the universe on the most fundamental level. We have two separate tracks: first the laws that control the microscopic world, where we have an effective theory in quantum mechanics with the three forces that rules the microcosmos: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force. Then, we have Einstein’s theory of gravitation that explains the macrocosmos with planets and galaxies. But if we want to know more about the origin of the universe, the forces merge together. It is no longer possible to have two parallel theories, and one of the aims of theoretical physics is to try and unite the two descriptions into a complete theory for the whole universe on all scales.
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