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Message 1454392 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 5:23:53 UTC

I find this as confusing as people in 1905 must have found Einsteins paper on relativity.

http://rt.com/news/space-evidence-universe-hologram-195/

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Message 1454412 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 7:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 1454392.

here is another twist..

http://www.authintmail.com/article/science-environment/universe-could-be-about-collapse-us-scientists-warn

The Universe Could Be About To Collapse On Us-Scientists Warn


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Message 1454424 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 9:52:56 UTC
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Universe is about to collapse

“Now we have performed more precise calculations, we see two things: Yes, the universe will probably collapse, and a collapse is even more likely than the old calculations predicted.” .... Ph.D. student at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology at the university and co-author of the study, said in a statement.

I shouldn't take any notice Lynn, it's simply a PhD student trying too hard to get his degree.

Scientists have found the “clearest evidence yet” that the universe we inhabit is a giant hologram, paving the way towards reconciling one of physics’ most pressing issues: the relationship between Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum physics. The new experimental simulations proposed by Japanese scientist, Yoshifumi Hyakutake, and his team at the Ibaraki University of Japan tackle the varying energies of black holes discovered in parallel universes. But it also goes a long way towards marrying Einstein’s theory of general relativity and the theory of quantum mechanics as the two main theories describing our universe.

Just another way of trying to prove string theory. But it adds another learned paper to the CV.

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Message 1454429 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 10:28:43 UTC

Theoretical physics is becoming a show, thanks to Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. He has just assigned a Fundamental Physics prize of three million dollars to Michael Green of Cambridge University and John Schwarz of Caltech "for their efforts in unifying relativity and quantum mechanics via string theory". All this is very demoralizing.
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Message 1454442 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 11:27:09 UTC
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All this is very demoralizing.

No I don't think it is. If mankind doesn't research and constantly question and review what we think we know, then we will never progress. But we need to see it for what it is

for their efforts in unifying relativity and quantum mechanics via string theory

What makes me cross is tabloid style headlines from dubious technical/scientific rags, trying to sell a few extra copies on the basis that the end of the world is nigh, due to the latest published thinking.

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Message 1454450 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 12:18:35 UTC - in response to Message 1454412.

here is another twist..

http://www.authintmail.com/article/science-environment/universe-could-be-about-collapse-us-scientists-warn

The Universe Could Be About To Collapse On Us-Scientists Warn

Oh come on, just look at what it says. 'It could have already happened somewhere'. When I use that kind of phrasing in a paper for uni it generally means 'I have no idea, it just sounds cool'. Just because you have a mathematical model that says something is possible doesn't mean it has already happened.



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Message 1454482 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 14:10:01 UTC - in response to Message 1454450.

Chris, your NYTimes article is one year old. Here is where I learned the news:
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Message 1454572 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 19:16:25 UTC - in response to Message 1454482.

here is another twist..

http://www.authintmail.com/article/science-environment/universe-could-be-about-collapse-us-scientists-warn

from the article:

here is another twist..


This tremendous transition will occur when a bubble appears in the Higgs field, the invisible energy field present throughout the universe, giving the Higgs particle a different value than the rest of space.

I thought the Higgs, has yet to be proven?


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Message 1454585 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 19:45:03 UTC - in response to Message 1454572.

This is what the CERN director, Rolf Heuer, has said:
“I’m thrilled that this year’s Nobel Prize has gone to particle physics,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN last year, which validates the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, marks the culmination of decades of intellectual effort by many people around the world.”
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Message 1454647 - Posted: 17 Dec 2013, 0:31:45 UTC - in response to Message 1454585.

This is what the CERN director, Rolf Heuer, has said:
“I’m thrilled that this year’s Nobel Prize has gone to particle physics,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN last year, which validates the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, marks the culmination of decades of intellectual effort by many people around the world.”
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Does not matter. The universe will always be mysterious.


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Message 1454746 - Posted: 17 Dec 2013, 7:14:56 UTC - in response to Message 1454647.

I agree. What is dark matter? No string theory can explain it.
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Message 1454747 - Posted: 17 Dec 2013, 7:23:33 UTC
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Swirls in remnants of Big Bang could reveal secrets about Universe's infancy:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/space/swirls-in-remnants-of-big-bang-could-reveal-secrets-about-universe-s-infancy_896688.html

Scientists observed twisting patterns in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background-light that last interacted with matter very early in the history of the universe, less than 400,000 years after the Big Bang.
Measurements of this ancient light have already given physicists a wealth of knowledge about the properties of the universe. Tiny variations in temperature of the light have been painstakingly mapped across the sky by multiple experiments, and scientists are gleaning even more information from polarized light.


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Message 1470660 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 7:50:53 UTC

Universe's early galaxies grew massive through collisions

It has long puzzled scientists that there were enormously massive galaxies that were already old and no longer forming new stars in the very early universe, approximately 3 billion years after the Big Bang. Now new research shows that these massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang.


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Message 1471682 - Posted: 1 Feb 2014, 19:15:27 UTC - in response to Message 1470660.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That's what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/universe-math-cosmologist-max-tegmark_n_4701754.html

Universe Is Made Of Math, Cosmologist Says


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Message 1471686 - Posted: 1 Feb 2014, 19:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 1471682.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That's what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/universe-math-cosmologist-max-tegmark_n_4701754.html

Universe Is Made Of Math, Cosmologist Says



Thanx for the link Lynn. I can relate to this article. Mathematics is known as the language of the Universe.

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Message 1471723 - Posted: 1 Feb 2014, 22:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 1471686.

The universe is not made of math. Math shows up to explain how the universe works--especially in conjunction with Physics, logic and in random events. As for it being a hologram--crazy also--it feels very solid to me. Holograms look real but there is no physical substance to them.

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Message 1471819 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 2:53:30 UTC

They are trying to sell books, plain and simple.


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Message 1472360 - Posted: 3 Feb 2014, 17:15:24 UTC

Mysteries always sell...



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Message 1472604 - Posted: 4 Feb 2014, 6:00:13 UTC

Fantasies sell well too.


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Message 1472630 - Posted: 4 Feb 2014, 7:49:42 UTC

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