I've seen some new high production value YouTube videos recently put out by Klee Irwin, founder of non-profit Quantum Gravity Research who seems to have taken up the banner for the E8 TOE left to us by surfer-dude Garret Lisi and mixed in some Noetics. So I thought I'd post links and info here. It is easy to see why the concept is popular as it just seems right intuitively that the fundamental nature of reality would have some kind of complex symmetrical geometry behind it.

A 2009 TED talk by Garret Lisi presenting the idea that all fundamental particles can be represented as symmetries in an E8 Lie group:

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Excepti...Everything

Some of the fancy new videos by Klee Irwin at Quantum Gravity Research.

While the videos are inspiring to the imagination and have hooks into many ancient mystical ideas about reality, I'm sure pro-physicists will find them lacking in technical explanatory power.

Klee is not a physicist, but a former executive and entrepreneur who owns a natural supplement business, and decided in 2009 to devote all his time to QGR and the E8 TOE.

I know nothing about the mathematics behind Lie Groups so I can't say whether anything he's doing and saying is valid, but it is certainly entertaining

(This post was last modified: 2018-08-01, 07:43 PM by Hurmanetar.)
A 2009 TED talk by Garret Lisi presenting the idea that all fundamental particles can be represented as symmetries in an E8 Lie group:

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Excepti...Everything

Quote:""An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything"[1] is a physics preprint proposing a basis for a unified field theory, often referred to as "E8 Theory",[2] which attempts to describe all known fundamental interactions in physics and to stand as a possible theory of everything. The paper was posted to the physics arXiv by Antony Garrett Lisi on November 6, 2007, and was not submitted to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.[3] The title is a pun on the algebra used, the Lie algebra of the largest "simple", "exceptional" Lie group, E8. The paper's goal is to describe how the combined structure and dynamics of all gravitational and Standard Model particle fields, including fermions, are part of the E8 Lie algebra.[2]

The theory is presented as an extension of the grand unified theory program, incorporating gravity and fermions. In the paper, Lisi states that all three generations of fermions do not directly embed in E8 with correct quantum numbers and spins, but that they must be described via a triality transformation, noting that the theory is incomplete and that a correct description of the relationship between triality and generations, if it exists, awaits a better understanding."

Some of the fancy new videos by Klee Irwin at Quantum Gravity Research.

While the videos are inspiring to the imagination and have hooks into many ancient mystical ideas about reality, I'm sure pro-physicists will find them lacking in technical explanatory power.

Klee is not a physicist, but a former executive and entrepreneur who owns a natural supplement business, and decided in 2009 to devote all his time to QGR and the E8 TOE.

I know nothing about the mathematics behind Lie Groups so I can't say whether anything he's doing and saying is valid, but it is certainly entertaining