What is everything made of? In the third article in this series, Elias Gårding takes us down the QFT rabbit hole.
What is everything made of? In the second article in this series, Elias Gårding reveals the equation that captures (almost) all the known laws of nature.
What is everything made of? Elias Gårding begins a fascinating series of articles that will tell you everything we currently know about the answer to this question.
The renowned physicist Juan Maldacena, of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, has developed a great analogy to explain the beautiful symmetries that underpin the fundamental forces and particles, including the Higgs boson: he thinks of space as a grid of countries and of particles as travellers keen on making money by speculating with currencies.
Current physical theories suggest that beautiful symmetries underly the fundamental particles and forces of nature. We describe those symmetries using an analogy from economics, and even rediscover the famous Higgs boson.