Predictions and a bet about the theory of everything
Predictions about the final theory
Checking and testing the final theory

Even the faintest whisper about the unification of physics must stand up to experiment with predictions and tests. These are the ones deduced by Christoph Schiller from the strand conjecture.

Predictions about the unification of physics
A bet about unification and the unified theory

• The bet – a prediction in six parts
• Tests with particle experiments
• Tests with gravity experiments
• Theoretical tests
• Present limitations of the prediction
• Why you should bet against the strand conjecture
• Why you should bet on the strand conjecture

Es gibt viele Theorien,
die sich jedem Test entziehen.
Diese aber kann man checken,
elend wird sie dann verrecken.

The bet – a prediction in six parts

1. No deviation from the standard model of particle physics (with massive Dirac neutrinos) will be discovered.
2. No deviation from general relativity (at subgalactic distances) will be discovered.
3. No exception to any (corrected) Planck limit will be discovered.
4. Calculating the fundamental constants of the standard model (particle masses, fine structure constant, nuclear coupling constants and mixing angles) is possible.
5. Resolving all open issues of fundamental particle physics is possible.
6. All observations derive from the fundamental principle of the strand conjecture.

Papers and preprints explaining how the parts of the prediction arise are found here. If only a single one of the following tests fails, the strand conjecture is wrong and the bet is lost.

How to test the strand unification of physics

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Tests with particle experiments – of parts 1 and 3:

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Tests with gravity experiments – of parts 2 and 3:

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Theoretical tests – of parts 4, 5 and 6:

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Present limitations of the prediction

The aim remains to extend the list of tests and to reduce the limitations of the prediction.

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Why you should bet against the strand conjecture

"Bets" that support our non-profit will be considered. An example would be a donation that is refunded by the non-profit in case that just one of the above tests fails. In principle, the prediction has no end in time. Due to finite lifetime of homo sapiens, an earlier date for a challenge would be more practical, such as 1 September 2030. More on the story behind the prediction is found in the blog on strand research.

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Why you should bet on the strand conjecture

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