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Single Idea 21162

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 5. Unified Models / c. Supersymmetry]

Full Idea

Peter Higgs says he is a fan of supersymmetry, largely because it seems to be the only route by which gravity can be brought into the scheme.

Gist of Idea

Only supersymmetry offers to incorporate gravity into the scheme


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 03)

A Reaction

Peter Higgs proposed the Higgs boson (now discovered). This seems a very good reason to favour supersymmetry. A grand unified theory that left out gravity doesn't seem to be unified quite grandly enough.

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.69

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