Since 1988 it is an official requirement that the complete description of motion – which journalists falsely call the "theory of everything" – must fit on a T-shirt. Here it is. (For other colours or cuts, for sweat-shirts, hoodies and more, click on the image to open a new window.)
The T-shirt shows Dirac's trick at the Planck scale. The drawing and formulae form the fundamental principle of a candidate for the complete description of motion, called the tangle model. The tangle model appears to contain general relativity, cosmology, quantum field theory, and the standard model of particle physics, with all fundamental constants. In particular, the tangle model solves the following issues of modern physics:
- All matter and radiation is made of elementary particles that interact. What determines the types of particles, the types of interactions, and their properties?
- All motion in nature, from atoms to the stars, is described either by the standard model or by Einstein's general relativity, two rather different descriptions. How can they be unified?
- All colours in nature are due to the fine structure constant 1/137.035 999 14(3), the most famous unexplained number in nature. What determines this number?
The detailed answers are given on the research
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Some silly people have claimed that the T-shirt shown above is God's favourite T-shirt, and that he likes to wear it in his free time. This is not a serious statement, of course. Even Michelangelo, who, in the Sixtine Chapel, has drawn God in a most disrespectful pose, has not dared to draw him wearing a T-shirt. In fact, nobody has ever seen God wearing a T-shirt. And does he have free time? A polo shirt is also available. It is more fashionable, but does God care about fashion? And does he really play polo? It is also questionable whether God speaks English. He surely understands it, but no trustworthy person has ever heard him using the language. Finally, God rarely advertizes the Motion Mountain project, in contrast to Fiat or the Vatican. That is a pity; doing so would definitely help to get more donations. On the other hand, God is surely proud of having created everything, including space, particles, people and soap, using just skew strand crossings.