Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Take a look at these Superstrings

If you don't know what Superstring Theory is, then you need to inform yourself. Superstring Theory is a theory that is considered a scientific breaktrough in the the search for a Grand Unified Theory (better known as a theory to explain how our universe works). So far scientists have been able to link 3 of the 4 stages of energy but are stumped at the last one. The 4 stages are Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak-Nuclear Energy, and Strong-Nuclear Energy.

So far, Electromagnetism, Weak & Strong Nuclear energies can be transfered or transformed but no one knows how Gravity is connected to all of them. Well, this theory describes that they are connected but in a way no one has ever thought of this universe - in 11 dimensions. Yes, 11. Not 3 - Height, Width, Length (or 4 if you include time). This is talking about 11 dimensions. Well, where are they? Before I can go into it, it would be better if you sit back and watch this amazing special called The Elegant Universe (which is based on the book) that appeared on PBS a little while ago that will not only explain it - but it will change your life.

If you want to read more, I suggest picking up Jennifer Thomson and Michio Kaku's Beyond Einstein.

PBS: The Elegant Universe

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