Sunday, November 18, 2007

Theory of Everything?

Garret Lisi may have found an elegant way to explain how to integrate gravity with electromagnetism, the strong force (which binds protons together in the atomic nucleus), and the weak force (which controls radioactive decay), using an eight dimensional geometric lattice structure called E8. Here's a 2 dimensional slice of E8:

The math is much simpler than the string theory that's been promoted recently -- and doesn't require alternative universes.

Here's a readable New Scientist article about Garret Lisi's discovery.

Now why do I post this on this blog?

"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. " Proverbs 25:2 (sometimes called the "scientist's proverb)

As researchers uncover these things, they always find great beauty and elegance, and this further showcases the glory of the Creator.

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