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.