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Albert Einstein... Unified Field Theory...

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February 14, 1950

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14, 1950

* Albert Einstein
* Unified Field Theory

This 44 page newspaper has a two column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Einstein's New Unified Field Theory Soon to be Published".

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: In physics, a unified field theory is a type of field theory that allows all of the fundamental forces between elementary particles to be written in terms of a single field. There is no accepted unified field theory yet, and this remains an open line of research. The term was coined by Albert Einstein who attempted to unify the general theory of relativity with electromagnetism. A Theory of Everything is closely related to unified field theory, but differs by not requiring the basis of nature to be fields, and also attempts to explain all physical constants of nature.

This article describes unified field theory as it is currently understood in connection with quantum theory. Earlier attempts based on classical physics are described in the article on classical unified field theories.

There may be no a priori reason why the correct description of nature has to be a unified field theory; however, this goal has led to a great deal of progress in modern theoretical physics and continues to motivate research. Unified field theory is only one possible approach to unification of physics.

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