When it comes to the fabric of our Universe, we live in four dimensions: three space and one time. At least, that’s what it seems like. But it’s possible that at very high energy scales — or at very small distance scales — not only might even more forces unify, but we might discover that the interactions between particles spill over into even more spatial dimensions.

Image credit: TU Wien.

Image credit: TU Wien.

Is there anything we can use about these higher-dimensional ideas to learn something more about our Universe?

Or, conversely, is there anything we can use from our Universe to learn about the potential existence (and/or properties) of these higher dimensions?

Image credit: Sabine Hossenfelder.

Image credit: Sabine Hossenfelder.

Sabine Hossenfelder has a fantastic exploration of duality, the holographic principle and more. Go check it out!

Comments

  1. #1 Ragtag Media
    July 16, 2015

    I would be nice story Ethan thanks.
    I would like to hear what others think about this hologram.
    This one seems a good start”

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

  2. #2 Ragtag Media
    July 16, 2015

    I mean It was a nice story Ethan

  3. #3 Ragtag Media
    July 16, 2015

    Hmm, Crickets a? Hmm.. Match Meet Tender:
    Well, I think that this concept is just another model that points to the monotheistic creator of our being as described in the Judaeo-Christian historical writings. IE The Bible.
    INFORMATION, HECK, LOOK AT DNA
    That’s Information and you flippin Idiot Atheist clamer on..
    WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just Look What we Got Wrong About Pluto IN OUR OWN FREAKING SOLAR SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And we are suppose to believe theoretical models that point back 14 Billion years with clarity?

    Not Buying IT.
    However,
    I would like to Just Ask A Question:
    Why do you Atheistic Heathens Strive So Hard To Find A Way To Deny That There Is In fact a Great OZ?

  4. #4 PJ
    Perth, west Oz
    July 16, 2015

    Geez, Tex, you really do swear a lot. I always thought that was one of your tennets. Obviously not.
    If your god is everywhere simultaneously, and the speed of light is the limit, how long would it take his thoughts to reach from one side of the ‘ whole universe ‘ to the other? That in itself would imply a long time between synapses, then processing time ……. and it goes on.
    No, there is no great oz.
    We’re not discussing religion here, rather, science. Your belief is your personal idea. Don’t proselytise; it’s very unbecoming. 🙂

  5. #5 Ragtag Media
    July 16, 2015

    Haha, I caught one in my snare……………………………….OH Snap!
    It’s PJ.
    What Shall I do? he is a fine specimen Like Red Snapper or better yet.
    Mahi Mahio..Ummmmmmm

    But I digress, I am not in the mood for succulent flavors of the sea.
    I am angling for Eelpout…. However at this point, I would settle for a Plecostomus.

    OK Back in the water ya go PJ.. Swim me’boy Swim!!! I mean you know harm

  6. #6 Wow
    July 17, 2015

    On topic or fuck off, raggie.

    Your mythology has nothing to do with the universe.

  7. #7 Ragtag Media
    July 17, 2015

    STFU ya 40 year old virgin.

  8. #8 Ragtag Media
    July 17, 2015

    OK I have read this article a couple times now and started reading others,
    I came across one at Motherboarddotvicedotcom titled:
    “There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram”
    In it mentions Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics Director Craig Hogan
    And his relationship with holographic noise hypothesis and this device called a Holometer with a precession 1 billion times smaller than an atom.
    They are searching for this holographic noise.
    I have come across some (not mentioning names) that think this is crackpot science.
    My question is, is holographic noise BS?

  9. #9 Wow
    July 18, 2015

    So you really can’t remain on topic raggie.

    If there IS a god described in your bible, you’re going to hell.

    It’s not like there’s a lack of moron spaces on the internet where you can prattle your myths. Go there.

    Here we do science.

  10. #10 Ragtag Media
    July 18, 2015

    Piss of Idiot. WTF does does the above question #8 have to do with “Religion”?
    Idiot Dolt..

  11. #11 Ragtag Media
    July 18, 2015

    Is this Holographic Noise That The Holometer Being Used To Detect A Sort Of Heisenberg Uncertainty?

  12. #12 Wow
    July 18, 2015

    Until you let go of your imaginary friend, you’ve got nothing to whine about anyone else being an idiot.

  13. #13 Ragtag Media
    July 18, 2015

    Perhaps you would be best served by removing the Proton Pack from your back.
    You add nothing to the discussion when you fear “negatively charged ectoplasmic entities” at every turn.

  14. #15 Wow
    July 18, 2015

    Your additions being…?

  15. #16 Tim Kimrey
    United States
    July 18, 2015

    Ethan please just get rid of this idiot already.

  16. #17 Wow
    July 19, 2015

    Raggie isn’t going to go anywhere, I’m afraid, tim. He loves to troll. Considers it a Holy Crusade against rationality.

  17. #18 Ragtag Media
    July 19, 2015

    Bow Wow is here to stay. Figures since he has no real friends in life he has to slither around here insulting others to give himself purpose.

  18. #19 Lutz Barz
    SW Pacific Rim DownUnder
    October 11, 2015

    A holographic universe would not be indeterminate. Quantum mechanics would not exist as we are continuing collapsing probability waves which in a holographic environment would if it existed at all be much reduced to the locality of photonic activity – but as we cannot even see into the future -because it is indeterminate it cannot be holographic as it would be a totality with an end run -actually it is an anthropomorphic solution – nice for sci fi.
    keep it coming please

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