### The Algebra of Grand Unified Theories

#### Posted by John Baez

Fans of the $n$-Category Café might like The Cartesian Café, where Timothy Nguyen has long, detailed conversations with mathematicians. We recently talked about the fascinating mathematical patterns in the Standard Model that led people to invent grand unified theories:

For more details, go here:

- John Baez and John Huerta, The algebra of grand unified theories,
*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society***47**(2010), 483–552.

## Brett

Great video, I just love the way Prof Baez explains things.

Just the right amount of handwaving, while explaining how much handwaving is going on and why we shouldn’t be worried about the handwaving.

Respect🙏