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Originally posted by sdrawkcabII
Correct me if I'm wrong here...but isn't this still a theory? Since when has theory become fact? So please...to the people who treat this theory as the conclusive...step out of the world of physics and into the world of English first!
each of the 248 symmetries of E8 corresponds to a different elementary particle, which can interact according to the geometry of E8. As Lisi describes it: "The principal bundle connection and its curvature describe how the E8 manifold twists and turns over spacetime, reproducing all known ﬁelds and dynamics through pure geometry."
The complicated geometry of the E8 Lie group is described graphically using group representation theory. Using this mathematical description, each symmetry of a group—and so each kind of elementary particle—can be associated with a point in a diagram. The coordinates of these points are the quantum numbers—the charges—of elementary particles, which are conserved in interactions. Such a diagram sits in a flat, Euclidean space of some dimension, forming a polytope, such as the 421 polytope in eight-dimensional space.
In order to form a theory of everything, Lisi's model must eventually predict the exact number of fundamental particles, all of their properties, masses, forces between them, the nature of spacetime, and the cosmological constant. Much of this work is still in the conceptual stage—in particular, quantization and predictions of particle masses have not been done. And Lisi himself acknowledges it as a work-in-progress: "The theory is very young, and still in development."
Originally posted by aravoth
reply to post by UmbraSumus
You have seen it before..... Everyone here has.
The flower of life,
from which is derived these other shapes...
I guess the ancients weren't idiotic idol worshipers after all eh? Look Familiar?
Temple of Osiris, Egypt...
Leonardo Da Vinci thought it was pretty sweet also...
You know what is really cool? Ed Leedskalnin, the man who built the Coral Castle, was rumored to have generated his own power there. He said he built a machine that did it by using what he called "Magnetic Current". He said numerous times, that the world had gotten it wrong, that science was wrong about everything, and that if it wasn't set right we wouldn't "go anywhere". He wrote a book to try and explain this property he called magnetic current. On the cover of the book he drew a design, it looked like this.....
Some speculate that design was what Ed referred to as his "sweet sixteen". The design is simple enough, until you start playing around with it...
Then it starts getting interesting...
I guess eventually, all roads lead back to the source....
Maybe we have a another look at Human history, because maybe, it wasn't all stone wheels and slaves after all.
Originally posted by ACEMANN
The most impressive part of this is the inclusion of gravity. You realize what this means?? You can find a way to PRODUCE the necessary particles and create your own gravitational forces. Interesting how there are only 20 particles left...
Amazing how the E8 shape is essentially a "periodic table" of the universe's fundamental particles and construction, allowing you to predict what is coming next and what its properties will be. Just think about how useful the periodic table is, and what this could do, if proven.
Part of the excitement is that it does not require highly complex mathematics to understand. In the arcane world of particle physics, a simplified theory that actually makes sense, is a fine rarity indeed.
An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything
Authors: A. Garrett Lisi (Submitted on 6 Nov 2007)
Abstract: 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.
Originally posted by Psychonaughty
I believe that the periodic table is wrong, and that the amount of different particles are infinite.
What are atoms made of? The same thing everything else is made of?
Originally posted by UKWO1Phot
Here's a good video explaining his theories...