Theoretical Physics at Perimeter

Said better than me so take a look at the Perimeter Institute statement……

Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” A vital part of the mission of the Perimeter Institute is to respond to and feed this natural human curiosity about the nature of our universe. Perimeter’s Outreach department is committed to sharing the power, joy, and mystery of science with everyone. We aim to make theoretical physics and science research accessible and understandable to a general audience. Our public lecture series continues to be extraordinarily popular. We also offer inspiring interactive scientific, musical, and cultural events as well as online resources.

It is at Waterloo Ontario a little West of here and was financed with funds from Lazarus & Ballsillie of Blackberry fame. The Outreach there is fine for laymen. No need to be adept with math.

Higher dimensions and hyperspheres

Do higher dimensions exist? Mathematics provides a surprisingly emphatic answer to this question. Just as a 2-dimensional plane can be described by pairs of coordinates such as (5,6) with reference to a pair of axes, so 3-dimensional space can be described by triples of numbers such as (5,6,3).

See:  https://plus.maths.org/content/richard-elwes

Holographic cosmology & more!

 

The holographic principle provides an extraordinary new picture of quantum gravity and the universe. Ideas are gradually beginning to take shape on how concepts like holography (and other deep insights uncovered in the past two decades) may lead to new fundamental principles for cosmology. Undoubtedly new insights will emerge on long-standing fundamental issues in cosmology: the nature of the big-bang, the initial conditions and fate of the universe. However, these new approaches will most likely lead us in new directions and allow us to formulate the “right” questions. This informal workshop will bring together leading researchers working in cosmology, string theory  and quantum gravity to exchange ideas on recent progress and discuss promising future directions. (Perimeter Institute)

This is a topic that I do not initially understand at all but colour me curious and unable stay away. Fortunately and as very much a layman the Perimeter Institute right here in Waterloo Ontario Canada seems to have done a number of things to help me and I will explore them in this blog and try hard to understand them…….

“holographic universe explained for laymen”

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds…
/November 21, 2014
Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers…
/April 17, 2015
Holograhic universe
Observational evidence described in Physical Review Letters may illuminate new aspects of quantum gravity.
/January 30, 2017
CHIME telescope
Perimeter researcher Kendrick Smith is part of a cross-Canada team that will get an unprecedented glimpse at a hidden epoch…
/December 1, 2016
A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it –…
/August 16, 2016
Theorists from Perimeter and experimentalists from the Institute for Quantum Computing have found a new way to test whether the…
/August 16, 2016
We all intuitively perceive that time flows in only one direction – from past to future – and Templeton Frontiers…
/January 16, 2014
The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7…
/August 7, 2014
Edwin Hubble was a man of great talent, exceptional dedication, and excellent timing who reshaped our view of the universe. To…
/March 13, 2016
And so, away we go all thanks to Perimeter links.