• Yeorgia Kafkoulis at a chalkboard
    Yeorgia Kafkoulis working on a formula that underlies a mathematical model of the universe.
    Credit: Caltech
  • Yeorgia Kafkoulis at a chalkboard
    Yeorgia Kafkoulis with her work on a formula that underlies a mathematical model of the universe.
    Credit: Caltech

Finding the Theory of Everything

Yeorgia Kafkoulis, a junior majoring in math, is spending 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 is sponsored by the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program.

Learn more about summer activities at Caltech, including research, internships and outreach here.