Finding the Theory of Everything
Yeorgia Kafkoulis, a junior majoring in math, spent her summer trying to reconcile quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. She and her advisor, mathematics professor Matilde Marcolli, are working with a model that imagines the universe as a collection of "bubbles" in a fractal arrangement. Kafkoulis' research was sponsored by the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program with funding from generous Caltech donors.
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The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is one of the "crown jewels" of Caltech. Since 1979, SURF students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontier of their fields. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity from beginning (defining and developing a project) to end (presenting their results at SURF Seminar Day). SURF relies on the generous support of Caltech Fund donors.