Anyone interested in science? On my walks I have been listening to Stephen Hawkins books on audible and then doing further reading.
At the same time scientist at LHC have been doing experiments on sub atomic particles. The have recently discovered a quark that breaks down into further particles unevenly. Which is not expected in the Standard Model. The SM details 4 forces of nature, Gravity, Electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. Most of Hawkins, and many other physicists careers has been trying to find unifying theories that explain how all 4 forces relate. Known as Grand Unifying Theories, and also the Theory of Everything which brings it all together.
But if this latest discovery is further proven to be repeatable and not a fluke, then it could mean the discover of a 5th force.
I find this fascinating. It could mean a fundemental change in our understanding of physics.
Tried talking to my wife about it and she looked at me like I have two heads.
Anyone find this interesting?