We are a group of tech-mods-fans and we are trying to develop a forge mod(or maybe a serious of mods) that can reproduce the actual development history of modern science and technology in the Minecraft game.
Our original idea is to build a Minecraft 1.12.2 modpack like the famous one: “Gregtech: New Horizons”. But After some discussions in our team, we recognized that most of the tech-mods are mainly concerned about reproducing the energy system or crafting procedure but not their theoretical basis,while we think it is also an interesting field worthy to be reproduced in Minecraft.Therefore,we want to develop a new mod that can introduce the "theory research system" into the game(pretty similar to the one in Thaumcraft and From The Ground Up) and compat with the crafting procedures in other mods. For now, we have worked out the main concepts and ideas to be added into the mod. We have some drawers that can help us with models and textures (feel welcome if you are willing to help us in designing models and textures), but the lack of skilled programmers has become a large concern. We have only five coders and most of them are not skilled enough.
So if you are interested in our ideas and would like to join us, please let us know.