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A mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact.
‘We have to two theories that are both extremely successful but mutually incompatible - Einstein's general relativity and the standard model of particle physics.’
‘Indeed, at the time this is written, there is only one clear-cut piece of experimental evidence that the standard model is not an exactly correct theory.’
‘The most familiar, and second strongest, force described in the standard model is electromagnetism.’
‘String theory is ‘large enough’ to include the standard model and includes gravity as a must.’
‘We know the standard model of particle physics is not the final word, and quantum theory has yet to be married to gravity - neither is complete without the other.’