I want to share this remarkable article about Feynman diagrams, the funny squiggles theoretical physicists use.
The gist is that Feynman, real brilliant guy, almost solved the problems plaguing modern quantum physics in an elegant and much simpler way back in the 80s. Key word being almost. Leading physicists are still wrestling with this problem of dark energy, weird infinities, absurdly complicated electro chromodynamics, and the like in physics. If someone could put that together that would literally be multiple Nobel prizes.
Also the writer makes the interesting connection that almost everything we experience in our lives, except gravity and the strong nuclear force, can be described by these funny squiggles. Yeah, that’s astonishing.