Starts With A Bang

The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension (Synopsis)

Image credit: Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics, at http://aether.lbl.gov/bccp/dimensions.html.

Every once in a while, a scientist comes along who leaves an impression on the field so strong that all of the subsequent work on uses their results as a starting point, as a foundation. Einstein did that with relativity; Dirac did that with relativistic quantum mechanics; even Newton did that with mechanics.

Image credit: Claude Lovelace with Parakeet (courtesy of Rutgers), via http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/people/images/Lovelace_H.jpg.

But what about when the person who does that is someone you’ve never heard of? Thanks to our new writer Paul Halpern, that story is about to come to light.

Go learn the story of Claud Lovelace, the person who brought theoretical physics beyond four dimensions and firmly into higher-dimensional space!