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Surfer Develops New Theory of Everything

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:04 pm
by boogaloo
Surfer (and theoretical physicist) Garrett Lisi has used the mathematics of the E8 Lie Group, a 248-dimensional puzzle that was solved in March this year, to develop a new Theory of Everything that unites gravity and quantum mechanics.

The abstract of Lisi's paper says:

"All fields of the standard model and gravity are unified as an E8 principal bundle connection. A non-compact real form of the E8 Lie algebra has G2 and F4 subalgebras which break down to strong su(3), electroweak su(2) x u(1), gravitational so(3,1), the frame-Higgs, and three generations of fermions related by triality. The interactions and dynamics of these 1-form and Grassmann valued parts of an E8 superconnection are described by the curvature and action over a four dimensional base manifold."

Read all about it here: http://www.arxiv.org/abs/0711.0770

Below is a a representation of E8 by John Stembridge, based on the work of Peter McMullen.

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I found out about this at The Register website: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/19 ... verything/

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:47 pm
by mustkillmulloway
Surfer Develops New Theory of Everything?

i've done this :arrow: ....life is about beaver...nothin else :?

p.s no p.s

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:54 pm
by Beaver
^ agreed..

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:37 am
by Damage
Otherwise known as Stringer Theory.

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:09 am
by boogaloo
mustkillmulloway wrote:i've done this :arrow: ....life is about beaver...nothin else :?
why something from the northern hemisphere :P ?

why not some furry australian critter like fluffy glider :wink: or tasmanian devil :twisted: ?

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:01 pm
by puurri
focus and see how it coruscates

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:50 am
by boogaloo
Check out the 3-D video here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-xHw9zcCvRQ

And the New Scientist article here: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/fun ... thing.html

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:37 pm
by puurri
salty wrote:
puurri wrote:focus and see how it coruscates
The coruscation just gave me an epileptic fit.
good stuff eh!!

but does the missus use you as a cheap washing machine?