Visualizing Nature in Eleven Dimensions
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Presented in clear and accessible language with wonderfully supportive graphics, Roberts offers the reader a voyage through the stages of human knowledge. He then examines the outstanding mysteries of modern physics, the phenomena that lie outside the boarders of our current understanding (dark energy, dark matter, the Big Bang, wave-particle duality, quantum tunneling, state vector reduction, etc.) and suggests that the next step in our intellectual journey is to treat the vacuum of space as a superfluid—modeling it as being composed of interactive quanta, which, in a self-similar way, are composed of subquanta, and so on. With this proposition Roberts imbues the vacuum with fractal geometry, and opens the door to explaining the outstanding mysteries of physics geometrically.
Roberts’ model, called quantum space theory, has been praised for how it offers an intuitively accessible picture of eleven dimensions and for powerfully extending the insight of general relativity, eloquently translating the four forces into unique kinds of geometric distortions, while offering us access to the underlying deterministic dynamics that give rise to quantum mechanics. That remarkably simple picture explains the mysteries of modern physics is a way that is fully commensurate with Einstein’s Intuition. It is a refreshingly unique perspective that generates several testable predictions.
There is WAY MORE to the universe than you thought
If there is one thing that history has taught us, its that every time science discovers an end-all explanation to how things work, we end up digging deeper and we find out that we weren’t even close to seeing the whole picture. You don’t have to throw out everything you know to accept the concepts here, nor do you need to sort through haughty dissertations of indecipherable physics jargon to be able to see what he is saying. (but there IS plenty of juicy physics math for those of you who need to see the figures)
There is plenty of cutting edge thoughts on how to understand the microscopic and the (relatively) un-seen but highly studied quanta of the universe.
You also get to know the real Thad, the one who has spent countless hours teaching and researching , not to mention his adventures and, and his view of the world that, quite frankly, I wish more people could grasp.
This book is by and far a great read- its worth your time.
Mind Expanding Feast!
Once in a great while a book will come along that can actually change the way you perceive reality. Einstein's Intuition is one such work. Thad Roberts has taken a subject that is literally at the heart of all physical reality and presents it in a comprehensive, educational, and entertaining fashion: he shows how we can visualize physical reality at the smallest and most basic levels. He shows how spacetime itself can be quantized in more dimensions than we are normally used to dealing with, and he miraculously does so in such a way that is both easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable. Kudos to Roberts for this impressive feat. His passion for his subject comes through in this elegant and important work.
rekindled the fire that college physics dampened
In my youth, I was enthusiastic about all of science, but by the time I was twenty, I was very disappointed, especially with physics, because no one could answer “why?” I wanted to do more than memorize a multitude of equations—I wanted to understand how it all fit together. When they said it was unknowable, that Nature’s secrets are ultimately beyond human comprehension, I decided there were more exciting things for me to do with my life.
After four decades, this book has rekindled the fire that college physics dampened. Now my passion for inquiry has returned and a new sense of vigor has filled my life. If you are a truth seeker, or just curious, or feel disconnected, or discouraged by science, or are a physics dropout like me, you should read this book. In fact, I encourage everyone—all ages and backgrounds—to read and think about what Thad Roberts has written here.