Surfing to a Theory Of Everything

15 11 2007

I love this story. Seems that Garrett Lisi, a broke 39 year old surfer from Hawaii, has stunned scientists by presenting a viable, testable “theory of everything” that unites particles and forces within the universe.

While some are calling it a “long shot,” a few top scientists are pleasantly surprised and not so fast to write it off. Lisi’s theory takes gravity into account – something that, to date, has only been accomplished by string theory. String theory, as some of you know, requires ten or eleven dimensions to really work. Lisi’s theory has higher dimensions, too – but unlike string theory, it proves out just fine in our “ordinary” four-dimensional (3d+time) existence. I just like the E8 structures, which were discovered in 1888 but not fully computed/proven out until this year.

Whoa, dude, totally intense.

4 responses to “Surfing to a Theory Of Everything”
15 11 2007
Nika (21:10:16) :

Anthony,
Ran across this article earlier, interesting to see it here as well. Hope all is well! Kudos on the latest Flickr sets.

15 11 2007
Nika (22:10:16) :

Anthony,
Ran across this article earlier, interesting to see it here as well. Hope all is well! Kudos on the latest Flickr sets.

19 11 2007
iinky (21:25:27) :

If you are interested in learning more about Garrett Lisi, see http://www.fqxi.org/community/

19 11 2007
iinky (22:25:27) :

If you are interested in learning more about Garrett Lisi, see http://www.fqxi.org/community/

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