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All particles have their own fields. More precisely, I've learned that an electron is just a bundle-up packet of energy from an 'electron field'. So as in this sense, all particles (from the standard model) have their own respective fields. Quark from it's quark field, electron from it's electron field, and so on.

My question is that, can all these fields be unified to a single field? I'm not talking about gravity and the unification of gravity with the fields. I'm asking whether such a field is possible which is the sum total of all the fields and which birthed the different fields that we see in our universe?

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    $\begingroup$ A proton is not an elementary particle in the Standard Model $\endgroup$ – Nihar Karve Jan 27 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Omg yeah my mistake $\endgroup$ – Ruchi Jan 27 at 20:12
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What you are envisaging is called a unified field theory or Grand Unified Theory. It is an area of active research in particle physics. A Nobel prize almost certainly awaits anyone who can come up with such a theory along with experimental evidence that verifies it.

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The Electromagnetic force and the Weak force have been shown experimentally to unify in the Electroweak force. We have many GUTs (Grand Unified Theories) that also unite the Electroweak and Strong force, but sadly we have no experimental evidence of that.

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  • $\begingroup$ GUTs uses supersymmetry, right? $\endgroup$ – Ruchi Jan 27 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ Not exactely, they might appeal some theory because of symmetry breaking giving birth to strong force and electroweak, but not all GUTs use supersymmetry. Boson string theory for example does not use it $\endgroup$ – Summoned Egar Jan 27 at 23:03
  • $\begingroup$ Has bosonic string theory ever even been a serious contender for the GUT? $\endgroup$ – Nihar Karve Jan 28 at 7:16

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