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Unifying the Universe

Unifying the Universe: A closer look at Garrett Lisi’s E8 Theory.
(Source image: Adapted from Paper Garrett Lisi)

Thinking up a single theory that explains everything within the physical world is what seems to drive several theoretical physicists. From the dynamics of the largest cosmological structures down to the twists and turns of quantum systems at the smallest of scales.

The leading position in the search for a unifying mathematical scheme is arguably occupied by string theory — an overarching theoretical framework that…

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Olivier Loose

Olivier Loose

Science writer at A Circle Is Round (https://acircleisround.com) • Writing preparation courses and exercise packages in the field of the physical sciences •