cover credit: pinterest.com In his Special and General theories of Relativity Einstein resolved two of the three main conflicts in physics. And his theories radically changed our understanding of the Universe. String Theory, in turn, allowed physicists to find the resolution to the third contradiction which had remained, arguably, the most important and most challenging […]Read more "String Theory – part 8: Hidden Dimensions"
The Standard Model of particle physics describes all elementary particles as point-like objects. Hence, they neither extend in any direction nor possess any internal structure. Despite its tremendous success in predicting any physical phenomena in particle physics, we can be sure that it is incomplete since it describes only three interactions, leaving gravitational interaction behind. […]Read more "String Theory – part 6: The Basic Principles"
In the last century our understanding of the Universe has gotten an unimaginable boost. Theoretical concepts of both General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics have allowed us to comprehend and, in some cases, even predict physical phenomena taking place on atomic and subatomic scales, and on the scales of the entire Universe, so to speak. This […]Read more "String Theory – part 5: General Relativity vs Quantum Mechanics"
You and Jim are a little bit tired after all those experiments you conducted in order to test Special and General Relativity and are now looking for a bar here on Earth. You have finally found something called ‘H-bar’ which promises you a unique experience unlike anything you have ever encountered before. Of course, you […]Read more "String Theory – part 4: Quantum Mechanics – the World of Weirdness"
The last three times we were concerned with the Multiverse models each of those is highly connected with the notions of the Superstring theory. This time we are going to consider another model which rises from the notions of quantum mechanics with all its bizarreness. The idea was proposed by one of John Wheeler’s students Hugh […]Read more "The Quantum Multiverse (The Many-Worlds interpretation to quantum mechanics)"