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Im gonna try to keep it short but as detailed as possible.

First of all, sorry for my lower level english, possible misunderstandings of the physics Im talking about and misusage of the forum, Im not sure if vague threads like this is allowed at all. Please feel free to just answer yes/no, Im just curious.

With that said, lets start. :)

I did read physics at a the university and was interested in physics beyond the standard model but never got far enough in order to really get a hint of it. My experience of theoretical physics aiming for unification was that the mathematics became quite sprawling. Differential geometry, clifford algebras, geometric algebra, Im sure these paths have different justifications and goals, but I didnt understand where to start. In my recent flow on youtube I got a lecture by Baez about the tenfold way, which seemed to confirm this equivalence between different descriptions. My first question is thus:

*Do you agree that there today is a multitude of languages within mathematics that seem to have some potential to describe the same things in physics beyond the standard model?*

My second question is following:

*If yes, is there a chance that this arbitrariness of the mathematical language is a sign of a symmetry on a higher lever? Maybe on a "categorical level"? Just as the gauge symmetries doesnt correspond the any physical symmetries but rather the excess of degrees of freedom in our mathematical formulations, some physics might be extracted on a description of such a higher symmetry.*

Lastly, regarding the situation of different theories for QG. It seems natural, to take interest in the anomalies of physics in order to be able weed some of them out.

*Could the collapse of the wavefunction be a candidate as we have two different theories (quantum and classical physics) but no "continouos correpondence" between these two? Do you think there is any hope to able to find some peculiarty, something measureable in this collapse that actually could help us understand physics beyond the standard model?*

Thanks you in advance.