Note — Feb 24, 2019

Different Kind of Theory of Everything

Seen in → No.68

Source → newyorker.com/science/elements/a-different-...

If you want to bend your mind a bit. Reminded me of one of my favorite pieces from last year: The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics.

To Arkani-Hamed, the multifariousness of the laws suggests a different conception of what physics is all about. We’re not building a machine that calculates answers, he says; instead, we’re discovering questions. Nature’s shape-shifting laws seem to be the answer to an unknown mathematical question.