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The standard model of mathematical physics

The standard model, namely the framework of laws at the foundation of modern mathematical physics, has reigned supreme since the 1970s, having been confirmed to great precision in a vast array of experimental tests. Among other things, the standard model predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, which was experimentally discovered in 2012, nearly 50 years after it was first predicted.

Yet physicists have recognized for many years that the standard model cannot be the final answer. For example, quantum theory and

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