What is the difference between a Grand Unified Theory and a TOE?


by 49ers2013Champ
Tags: difference, grand, theory, unified
49ers2013Champ
49ers2013Champ is offline
#1
May6-13, 01:02 PM
P: 31
Have weak nuclear, strong nuclear, and electromagnetism all been unified? If so, is that the GUT? And is it that unifying those forces with gravity would lead to a TOE?

Thanks. I'm just getting a little confused.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
The hemihelix: Scientists discover a new shape using rubber bands (w/ video)
Mapping the road to quantum gravity
Chameleon crystals could enable active camouflage (w/ video)
mikeph
mikeph is online now
#2
May6-13, 01:31 PM
P: 1,205
GUT = unify strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions
TOE = unify GUT with the gravitational interaction


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Maybe there is no grand unified theory? Beyond the Standard Model 47
Kaluza, Klein, and the Grand Unified Theory Beyond the Standard Model 0
Grand Unified Theory aka T.O.E. General Discussion 1
Grand Unified Field Theory General Discussion 3
Need some clarification..regarding GRAND UNIFIED THEORY Beyond the Standard Model 3