Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What do we stand for? How did we end up on this planet called earth? Is there a supernatural Creator? Does man evolve with each passing century? What does the future hold for us? Who created our universe? Did the universe come out of its own? Is there a beginning of our universe? And will there be the end of our Universe?
These are very pertinent queries, but for many, its better we do not ask at all. We should continue living our lives and stick to what we have come to believe and accept as good.
From time immemorial, scientist all over the world have been working to answer the questions asked above. However, the more they try, the blurrier it gets. As a physicist which is the primordial studies for humanity, I will talk from my field.
Physics is divided into two main factions, namely the MORDEN ERA which includes subjects like Thermodynamics, Newtonian Mechanics, Kinetic theory and Electromagnetism. Then to the NEW ERA, which comprises of Quantum Theory and General Relativity. The main objective of Physicist who have died, alive and including those who are yet to be born is to find that particular thing which answers all the quandaries from our introduction. A conscious effort has been made to find what we popularly call the –THEORY OF EVERYTHING – as coined by popular English Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. The theory of everything in simple words is,:
A single unifying equation which will explain everything in the universe
Albert Einstein, one of the great minds in the world of Physics was so headstrong on finding a way of unifying Quantum Theory and General relativity to find the theory of everything, but he was unable to achieve. But that quest to find the THEORY OF EVERYTHING has not ended with the death of Albert Einstein. Scientists in the 20th century also did their best in their quest to finding the theory of everything. We are in the 21st century and scientist have still not given up. We are still optimistic that come one day we shall find this equation and all the conspiracy theories and controversy of humanity will all be unveiled.
In conclusion, life has been made easy due to the tirelessness and sleepless nights of many scientists and researchers. Let’s take a look around us, Cell phones to GPS tracking devices, bio scanners to dialysis machines and a whole lot; the list is endless. All these have been made possible due to the complicated calculations going on in classrooms, colossal hours spent in the laboratory, the depravity of science students from having a social life all culminating into one thing – making life easy and flexible for mankind. We still believe that there exist a single unifying equation that explains everything in the universe, and we will continue the fight to find THE THEORY OF EVRYTHING.