Theory of Everything: A geometric approach to the standard model

Here is Garrett's conclusions paragraph giving a descriptive overview of what he has accomplished: "This paper has progressed in small steps to construct a complete picture of gravity and the standard model from the bottom up using basic elements with as few mathematical abstractions as possible. It began and ended with the description of a … Continue reading Theory of Everything: A geometric approach to the standard model

ATLAS helps shed light on the retina

Technology developed for high-energy physics has led to the discovery of a retinal cell that eluded biologists for 40 years.  The 512 electrode array, inspired by silicon microstrip detector technology in ATLAS, records the electrical activity of retinal neurones. ATLAS expertise have crossed over to biology enabling the discovery of a retinal cell type that … Continue reading ATLAS helps shed light on the retina

Doubly Special Relativity

  Doubly-special relativity — also called deformed special relativity or, by some, extra-special relativity — is a modified theory of special relativity in which there is not only an observer-independent maximum velocity (the speed of light), but an observer-independent minimum length (the Plank length). This was first proposed in a paper by Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, though … Continue reading Doubly Special Relativity