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Why is the World Still Looking for a GUT?

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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When the electromagnetic force and the weak force were united into the electroweak force, we were half way there already!



In particle physics, the electroweak interaction is the unified description of two of the four known fundamental interactions of nature: electromagnetism and the weak interaction. Although these two forces appear very different at everyday low energies, the theory models them as two different aspects of the same force. Above the unification energy, on the order of 100 GeV, they would merge into a single electroweak force. Thus if the universe is hot enough (approximately 1015 K, a temperature exceeded until shortly after the Big Bang) then the electromagnetic force and weak force will merge into a combined electroweak force.

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The same way we found that- heat up the universe to approximately Big Bang temperature- is how we unite the electroweak and stong forces, and eventually gravity! It is not a little-known fact that all modern-day energies were shaped from the same mold 13.7 billion years ago! The Planck Era- look it up, folks!



At this point approximately 13.7 billion years ago the force of gravity was as strong as the other fundamental forces, which means that all the forces were unified. Inconceivably hot and dense, the state of the universe during the Planck epoch was unstable or transitory, tending to evolve, giving rise to the familiar manifestations of the fundamental forces through a process known as symmetry breaking. Modern cosmology now says that the Planck epoch may have inaugurated a period of unification or Grand unification epoch, and that symmetry breaking then quickly led to the era of cosmic inflation, the Inflationary epoch, during which the universe greatly expanded in scale over a very short period of time.[1]

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Why should we wait for somebody to make a cheap computer simulation to declare it as a fact?
Besides that, it has already been extensively researched and theoretically proven over and over again. Why not just forget the fret and move on?

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Nate
SeraphNB
edit on 12-5-2011 by seraphnb because: minor changes in wording




posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by seraphnb

The same way we found that- heat up the universe to approximately Big Bang temperature- is how we unite the electroweak and stong forces, and eventually gravity!


You gave the answer to "why are we looking" in one of your quotes...
the force of gravity is believed to have been as strong as the other
fundamental forces, which hints at the possibility that all the forces were unified.


"Is believed to..."
"hints at..."

The fact is that people want to be sure, and one sure thing of the history of particle physics is that there have always been unexpected twists and turns that nobody predicted. Many great physisicts have been wrong, many times.



 
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