Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Are Strings as Spacetime an Emergent Phenomena?

One thing I can tell you, though, is that most string theorist's suspect that spacetime is a emergent Phenomena in the language of condensed matter physics.

Above Witten asks a legitmate question, and so does Gerard t'Hooft as shown in previous links. How would you change computerization to handle these new perceptions of previous experimental processes?

I have watched this gentlemen/woman develope this site(below) over the years and the the exchange of information from other forums. I learnt to appreciate the perspective that were forming.

There was a radical change in my perceptions, that to me ask that we reconsider the discription of all that we had learnt in regards to quantum mechanics, so that we look at the way we had develope concepts and experimental processes under this new language. It did not say, do away with all experimental processes, but asked us to look at them in another way?

Beyond String Theory

The Greek Pythagoras, for instance, was able to use abstract but simple mathematics to describe a natural phenomenon very precisely. He discovered the fractions that govern the harmonious musical notes. For example, a stretched string on a violin that produces a C note when you strike it, will give a C an octave higher when you divide its length by two. (Similarly, when we cut of a quarter of the length of the original srting, the new string will sound like an E note) This is a famous early example of the use of mathematics to describe a physical phenomenon accurately. Pythagoras used the mathematics of fractions to describe the frequency of musical notes. In the ages that followed, of Galilei, Kepler, Newton and Einstein, mathematics became the prime language to depict nature. The mathematics of numbers, sets, functions, surfaces etcetera turned out to be the most useful tool for those people that felt the urge to understand the laws governing nature.


  1. A supercritical foam.

  2. Interesting. Bubble nucleations, yet this seems less then satisfactory.Hmmmm.....?

    I had been doing some reading. A supercooled fluid(water in this case). It's a metaphor as well to help understand the landscape. The possibility of it retaining it's fluidity below freezing while there is the chance that seed ice crystals could metastasize, yet such local conditions are still relevant, without it affecting the rest of the fluid.

    Not in the sense that Laughlin would see the universe in a condense matter theorist point of view?