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Message 19809 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 23:10:08 UTC

Benjamin Wallace-Wells has had an article published in the July 21, 2008 issue of The New Yorker about Garrett Lisi, a theoretical physicist, who will join the efforts at LHC.

Lisi goes up against string theorists with his Theory of Everything which in no way can I describe, but which may be a major lurch forward in the search for a unified theory.

There is as of yet no link for the article.

There is a link to his major first paper,

http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0711/0711.0770v1.pdf

Which is pretty incomprehensible for anyone but a trained physicist.

My aim in bring this to the LHC@home community is to make those who can comprehend this material aware of the New Yorker article.

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Message 19811 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 10:06:30 UTC - in response to Message 19809.  

I skipped to the summary at the end.
A lot of the 'Theories of everything' tend
to just cram the existing equations
together with the focus on making the math fit.

If the LHC does end up finding the higgs particle.
The real fun will be in when they do experiments
to see how that shiny new thing interacts
with everything else.

I'm not the LHC Alex. Just a number cruncher like everyone else here.
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Message 19812 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 10:34:03 UTC

Even if I understand only a small part of it this theory smells like truth for its incredible elegance and simplicity. I have never read such a convincing step. The idea to express Einsteins General Relativity fields in spinor representation is revolutionary and also that this finds place in a beasic representation of E8. It seems to be much more understandable than any string complications.
Remember how revolutionary Einstein was to combine Maxwells 10 equations of elecrtodynamics in just 2 equations. This impressed me very much during my studies of theoretical physics.
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Message 19817 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 18:54:17 UTC

All the geometric shapes
in that theory reminded
me of Plato determining
that there must be a fifth
element, quntessence.
(earth air fire water.. quintessence)

http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath096.htm

Math is just applied philosphy,
..
http://www.xkcd.com/435/


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