Today’s ‘Galaxy’ Insight –The Origin of Spacetime

 

 

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“Henceforth, space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.”


Hermann Minkowski, a German mathematician best known for his work in relativity, in which he showed in 1907 that his former student Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity (1905), could be understood geometrically as a theory of four-dimensional space–time, today known as "Minkowski spacetime."

The Shutterstock image above shows a model of 'folded' space-time that illustrates how a wormhole bridge might form with at least two mouths that are connected to a single throat or tube. With thanks to edobric | Shutterstock

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