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Geometric Unity

  1. May 29, 2013 #1
    Does anyone here have any information as to the contents of the presentation recently given by Eric Weinstein in Oxford on his "Geometric Unity" hypothesis ?

    http://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/simonyi-lectures/special-simonyi-lecture-2013-eric-weinstein [Broken]

    I would be interested in getting some idea what his hypothesis is actually about. I read an article about it somewhere, and it did sound interesting, but there were no real details given.

    Thanks a million !
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  3. May 30, 2013 #2
    The main concept required to understand Geometric Unity is a symmetry-breaking process in which one unknown theory, out of hundreds of unknown theories, is suddenly exposed to strong fields of hype and controversy, normally reserved for theories supported by grant money, academic publications, and a TV series or book deal.
  4. May 30, 2013 #3
    I too would like to hear more about this. Eric Weinstein, a Harvard PhD in Mathematics working as an economist, has proposed a 14-dimensional symmetry-based "observerse" which purports to unify the tiny quantum scale mechanics with those of the larger universe.





    Apparently, he will be presenting his ideas at Oxford tomorrow, Friday at 4pm.

    Hmm, maybe these economists are smart people after all, just behind patent clerks.
    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  5. May 31, 2013 #4
    Interesting opinion, but not helpful in answering my original question. I would simply like to know some of the details of the proposed model, so that I can form my own opinion on whether it is just another no-go hypothesis, or whether there is something more to it. I am not implying that there is anything to it, I am merely curious.
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