Steven Gubser, a Bright Star in the Physics Universe, Dies at 47

He sought to make physics accessible to both students and the general public, writing “The Little Book of String Theory” and “The Little Book of Black Holes.That means that string theory could be used to solve problems in traditional quantum theory and that, conversely, traditional quantum theory could be used to describe quantum gravity — the missing force in the Standard Model. Read more »

Ann Nelson, Expert on Particle Physics, Is Dead at 61

Sakurai Prize, considered the highest prize in particle physics outside the Nobel., on April 29, 1958, the oldest of three daughters of Howard and Dorothy Ann Nelson. Read more »