Garrett Lisi is an incredibly brilliant and unique physicist – as much surfer as scientist. While there is a great volume of info here, I would be remiss not pointing it out. The E8 model is considered one of the most beautiful designs in physics.
Quantum Mechanic without math -see Garrett Lisi at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/garrett_lisi_on_his_theory_of_everything.html
Click on the link to the .mov 240 vector simulation: http://www.valdostamuseum.org/hamsmith/E8GLTSCl8xtnd.html#apndx
And more generally, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Exceptionally_Simple_Theory_of_Everything