Talk:Grand Unified Theory

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Ok, this needs some rewriting. First of all, it says that supersymmetry is necessary for a GUT. I don't think this is true. Yes, the coupling constants don't all meet at the same place in the Standard Model, but they don't meet exactly in supersymmetric models, do they? (Though it is a lot closer.) Keep in mind, though, that when people calculate the running coupling constant using RGE methods, they're assuming that the physics of present-day accelerators applies to GUT scales. Which (probably) isn't true, so we shouldn't be too worried over the fact that the coupling constants of the SM don't exactly meet at one point. Anyway, I was thinking we should perhaps have a discussion of QFT/gauge theories/SM (and perhaps create a new page entirely for that). Then talk about GUTs. And finally, we can talk about their predictions (proton decay, etc.) and experiments designed to detect them. Andy Frankinson (talk) 13:25, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

More importantly from an RW perspective, are there any particularly crank versions out there? Scarlet A.pngbomination 13:46, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Eh...I do remember seeing a book on "alternative physics theories" (crank ideas, as you put it) but I didn't read it. Let me see if I can find it. Andy Frankinson (talk) 13:59, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
OK! I found it! Andy Frankinson (talk) 14:01, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I'll bung it on the wish-list, has to be better than The Case Against The Nuclear Atom. Scarlet A.pngbomination 14:02, 28 June 2012 (UTC)