The ultimate goal of elementary particle physics is to understand the basic constituents of matter and their interactions in terms of an economical set of principles. This hope for unified understanding of natural laws, cherished by our early pioneers such as Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, appears to have come very close to fulfillment during the past two decades with the discovery of unified gauge theories of fundamental interactions.
See: Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics
- Physics beyond the standard model
- Supersymmetric particles, fields and strings
- CPT Symmetry
- Neutrino physics, dark matter and supersymmetry