Is a New Form of Matter “Exerting a Ghostly Grip on Our Universe”? (Today’s Most Popular)

UniverseJPEG Nils Baas at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology says that we’re on the verge of discovering a totally new form of matter governed by an entirely new branch of physics, based on topology — a kind of parallel physics, in which the laws governing behavior in this parallel universe exert an inescapable, ghostly grip on our own universe.

In short, A link between quantum mechanics and topology implies the existence of an entirely new state of matter. Baas theory suggests  that the strange, unworldly bonds that allow cesium atoms to stick together in triplets (image below) should allow much more complex objects to form too.

In this new physics -strange, unworldly bonds that allow cesium atoms to stick together in triplets should allow much more complex objects to form- may provide a new way to think about quantum entanglement and how to generate and exploit it.


The Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann once stated that: "Everything not forbidden is mandatory." He was referring, says MITs Technology Review, to the way particles interact in quantum mechanics. In other words, if there's no reason why particles cannot interact in a certain way, then they must interact in that way.

It's mind-stretching enough that we have some 100 billion galaxies in our own universe. Now we have to wrap our minds around the prospects of adjacent, paralel universes as well. May you be born in exciting times!

Topological-rings

Casey Kazan via: Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1012.2698: New States of Matter Suggested By New Topological Structures and http://www.kurzweilai.net, Technologyreview.com

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