Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything


An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which has received rave reviews from scientists. Garrett Lisi, 39, has a doctorate but no university affiliation and spends most of the year surfing in Hawaii, where he has also been a hiking guide and bridge builder (when he slept in a jungle yurt). Although the work of 39 year old Garrett Lisi still has a way to go to convince the establishment, let alone match the achievements of Albert Einstein, the two do have one thing in common: Einstein also began his great adventure in theoretical physics while outside the mainstream scientific establishment, working as a patent officer, though failed to achieve the Holy Grail, an overarching explanation to unite all the particles and forces of the cosmos. Lisi’s inspiration lies in the most elegant and intricate shape known to mathematics, called E8 – a complex, eight-dimensional mathematical pattern with 248 points first found in 1887, but only fully understood by mathematicians this year after workings, that, if written out in tiny print, would cover an area the size of Manhattan.

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4 Responses to Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything

  1. frodo441 says:

    another take on fractal’s…Einstein was covering his tracks…

  2. frodo441 says:

    you don’t seriously believe that blackholes exist…? The universe is material exemplar’…if you go the speed of light away from the Earth …and come back … all you’ve done is gone very fast…can you find the light from a dead star?

  3. cardona507 says:

    what do you think of this? What are the implications for “string theory” and other theories that state we have more than 4 dimensions? I wish this guy would have given me surfing lessons when I was in Hawaii!

  4. eneve says:

    There was another book that seems to have a layman’s explanation of multiple dimensions and the implications of haveing them. Take a peek.

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