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Message 1315421 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 3:51:37 UTC
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I've just been having an interesting conversation with my Dad regarding Albert Einstein. Basically it was about what would he be theorising today? Considering his theory about the universe and what not what we got to discussing what would would he be theorising about if he was still alive today if he was still alive. We eventually agreed on something along the lines of "mind boggling".

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Message 1315431 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 4:05:18 UTC - in response to Message 1315421.  

I've just been having an interesting conversation with my Dad regarding Albert Einstein. Basically it was about what would he be theorising today? Considering his theory about the universe and what not what we got to discussing what would would he be theorising about if he was still alive today if he was still alive. We eventually agreed on something along the lines of "mind boggling".

Thoughts?

Probably the Grand Unified Theory (if he had not succeeded in solving it already that is). This is the problem that he was working on at the end of his life, and the solution has so far eluded all the scientists that have attempted it.


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Message 1315433 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 4:08:29 UTC

I would hazard a quess that he would be thinking about dark matter or energy. Or blackholes.

But then again he was working on a unfied theory. I wonder how the Higgs Boson would have helped?


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Message 1315653 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 17:54:51 UTC

I think he would be theorising about the mysteries of the Universe, like wormholes ...



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Message 1315658 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 18:13:39 UTC

"God does not play dice", he said, to which Wolfgang Pauli replied "not even you can tell God what he can or cannot do". Notice that "not even you". I don't think he would appreciate the "Standard model" of elementary particles. His idea of physics was modeled along the theology of Spinoza.
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Message 1315687 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 19:20:04 UTC

Oh my gosh if Albert Einstein was alive today I do hope he would be tackling something fitting for an advanced age, like how to make a better daquiri or keep kids from skateboarding on his sidewalk. He certainly earned a rest as it is!!



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Message 1315705 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 19:36:08 UTC - in response to Message 1315687.  

Oh my gosh if Albert Einstein was alive today I do hope he would be tackling something fitting for an advanced age, like how to make a better daquiri or keep kids from skateboarding on his sidewalk. He certainly earned a rest as it is!!

The second one is nearly impossible, you call that a rest?


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