I read an interesting paper today titled “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything” it’s a new unified theory of physics based on E8 geometry by an independent researcher named Garrett Lisi . I found this to be fascinating and thought others might enjoy it, the paper can be read at; http://arxiv.org/pdf/0711.0770. I am eager to hear what others have to say, please share your thoughts.
An interesting collection of other peoples work but I fail to see the relevance as a unified theory. While considerably less complex than string theory, the theory that I posted a link to still offers a complex mathematical explanation for the interaction of particles and forces.
It’s a very simple process really when broken down. It’s been being studied at http://forum.physorg.com it is a very comprehensive physics site that has a lot of information. To get a better understanding of it all you need to understand the relation of the quark reactions in the gluon field and the extra matter that is produced but not currently seen. To begin to understand this part of the subject is the best way of figuring out the rest of it. There is a lot of math involved.