Skip to comments.Signs of a Stranger, Deeper Side to Nature’s Building Blocks
Posted on 07/09/2013 6:13:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
If each energy field pervading space is thought of as the surface of a pond, and waves and particles are the turbulence on that surface, then the new evidence strengthens the argument that a vibrant, hidden world lies beneath.
For decades, the surface-level description of the subatomic world has been sufficient to make accurate calculations about most physical phenomena. But recently, a strange class of matter that defies description by known quantum mechanical methods has drawn physicists into the depths below...
Of all the strange forms of matter, cuprates -- copper-containing metals that exhibit a property called high-temperature superconductivity -- may be the strangest. In new research published online June 24 in the Journal of High Energy Physics, physicists at the University of California-Santa Barbara have explored the deeper phenomena that they claim are connected to the perplexing "surface-level" behavior of cuprates. By focusing their calculations on that underlying environment, the researchers derived a formula for the conductivity of cuprates that was previously known only from experiments...
The results bolster the evidence that this new way of looking at natures building blocks is real and that it is strikingly literal, said Jan Zaanen, a theoretical physicist at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Whats more, the results could be seen as an unusual, indirect kind of evidence for string theory -- a 40-year-old framework that weaves together quantum mechanics and gravity and is as mathematically elegant and profoundly explanatory as it is unproven.
(Excerpt) Read more at simonsfoundation.org ...
The holographic duality, discovered in 1997 by Juan Maldacena, says that events inside a region of space that involve gravity and are described by string theory are mathematically equivalent to events on the surface of that region that involve particles and are gravity-free. (Illustration: Annenberg Lerner 2013)
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“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” Sir Arthur Eddington, but Werner Heisenberg said something like it too. That’s a pair to draw to. BTT
I knew it! I just knew it! Lounging on my couch watching "the fireworks" on tv IS just as much fun as being there!
*sigh* I'm too old form modern Physics experimentation; both of my parents have passed away.
Costs $40 to read the actual article!
This the part where I usually say something to the effect of “this sounds like science” and put my hands over my ears. :-)
Costs 10 years and $half a million to acquire the education to be able to understand it.
Thanks bigheadfred! teehee
You can certainly add me to your Ping List.
Physics is ripe for a breakthrough, a different way of looking at things. I hope the “strikingly literal” comment turns out to be true.
if they keep screwing around like this they are going to prove the existence of the soul
Should be required reading in public middle school in Sanford, Florida.
Well, I guess we ought to press on. We're already in the evil parallel universe where America spies on it's own citizens, Russia lectures us on Freedom and the Boy Scouts are gay.
What's the worse that can happen? Either we find our way back to normality or we get sucked into a black hole.
Here’s the article (which can’t be posted on FR) link from Fractal Trader that had me looking for one that’s permissable.
‘Holographic Duality’ Hints at Hidden Subatomic World
Please add me to this list.
Reviving that old saw, ‘not necessarily’ don’tchaknow.
I’ll have to get Mr. GG2 to splain this to me as he is the science guru in our family. Is this like a parallel universe?
Thank you gentlemen!