Hey everyone! I‘ve been watching a show that mentioned this theory and I‘m curious as to what this theory suggests so I wanted to ask. Mind you I am not good in physics so a simple explanation would be appreciated (and if that‘s not possible at some point then fine). I just wanted to know a bit more about this topic.

Thanks in advance!

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It’s a theory that could describe all motion in the universe from the incredibly small to the insanely big. Trouble is things at a quantum scale don’t seem to follow the rules of the rest of the universe. Truth is we don’t know.

Edit: To be fair extremely large masses don’t behave well either. For example the singularity at the center of a black hole. We currently have no idea what is going on there.

So, we as a species use math to describe how things move. We are very good at predicting how big things move, like a ball, or even really big things, like a planet. We can also use math to predict how small things move, like atoms. But we can’t use the same math for both things. The math that works for big things does not work for small things. If we could figure out a type of math that could use the same equations to describe both big and small things, that would be called the grand unified field theory.

A trio of gluon-held forces //

Move photons and quarks through their courses. //

The math will be grand //

Once it’s unified, and //

In one theory — please hold your horses.

grand unified theory: theoretical framework for high-energy physics, not yet complete, which is expected to unify the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force into a single set of mathematical equations

hold one’s horses: idiom meaning to wait

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