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
Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
Higher-order nonlinear optical processes observed using the SACLA X-ray free-electron laser
mikeph
mikeph is online now
#2
May6-13, 01:31 PM
P: 1,199
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