Vermont Humanities
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Physicists’ Dream of a Theory of Everything

Video: Theoretical physicists have long dreamt of a theory of everything that encompasses all particles of matter and their interactions. Dartmouth professor Marcelo Gleiser describes how physics and astronomy obtain knowledge of the natural world and how their limitations preclude us from ever getting to a “final” theory.

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J. D. Salinger’s Family Dramas

Video: Why did Salinger write novels that sound like plays, begging to be acted out? Yale Professor of English and Dean of Humanities Amy Hungerford explores the voices and dramas of the Glass family at the heart of Salinger’s work and his themes of love, religion, and the power of human performance.