Latest results from the proton decay experiment at the Super-K laboratory in Japan ruled-out the simplest GUT models seeking the unification of “strong nuclear”, “weak nuclear” and electromagnetic forces at high energies. Among the proposed GUT models, the one known as the “flipped SU(5)” is still viable. GUT was proposed by Stephen Barr in 1982, and by Dimitri Nanopoulos and others in 1984. Ignatios Antoniadis, John Ellis, John Hagelin, and Nanopoulos developed the supersymmetric flipped SU(5) model between 1987-1989. The historical development is explained here.
While I was trying to learn about the flipped SU(5) model I came across John Hagelin’ article from 1989 titled
There is another copy at Scribd.
I read the article with great interest. At some level this document can be read as a tutorial on quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and string theory. At another level, it can be read as a detailed introduction to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s teachings on the unified field from an accomplished theoretical physicist who had the opportunity to discuss his synthesis with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi himself. I highly recommend the article.
John Hagelin received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981. He is currently director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, Professor of physics at Maharishi University of Management, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. He was a researcher at the CERN (1981–1982) and the SLAC (1982–1983). He is also a three-time candidate of the Natural Law Party for President of the United States (1992, 1996, and 2000).