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Signs of a Stranger, Deeper Side to Nature’s Building Blocks
Simon Foundation ^ | July 1, 2013 | Natalie Wolchover

Posted on 07/09/2013 6:13:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv


If each energy field pervading space is thought of as the surface of a pond, and waves and particles are the turbulence on that surface, then the new evidence strengthens the argument that a vibrant, hidden world lies beneath.

For decades, the surface-level description of the subatomic world has been sufficient to make accurate calculations about most physical phenomena. But recently, a strange class of matter that defies description by known quantum mechanical methods has drawn physicists into the depths below...

Of all the strange forms of matter, cuprates -- copper-containing metals that exhibit a property called high-temperature superconductivity -- may be the strangest. In new research published online June 24 in the Journal of High Energy Physics, physicists at the University of California-Santa Barbara have explored the deeper phenomena that they claim are connected to the perplexing "surface-level" behavior of cuprates. By focusing their calculations on that underlying environment, the researchers derived a formula for the conductivity of cuprates that was previously known only from experiments...

The results bolster the evidence that this new way of looking at nature’s building blocks is real and that it is “strikingly literal,” said Jan Zaanen, a theoretical physicist at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

What’s more, the results could be seen as an unusual, indirect kind of evidence for string theory -- a 40-year-old framework that weaves together quantum mechanics and gravity and is as mathematically elegant and profoundly explanatory as it is unproven.

(Excerpt) Read more at simonsfoundation.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: bismuth; calcium; copperoxide; cuprates; stringtheory; strontium
The holographic duality, discovered in 1997 by Juan Maldacena, says that events inside a region of space that involve gravity and are described by string theory are mathematically equivalent to events on the surface of that region that involve particles and are gravity-free. (Illustration: Annenberg Lerner 2013)

The holographic duality, discovered in 1997 by Juan Maldacena, says that events inside a region of space that involve gravity and are described by string theory are mathematically equivalent to events on the surface of that region that involve particles and are gravity-free. (Illustration: Annenberg Lerner 2013)

1 posted on 07/09/2013 6:13:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Quantum Locking: The Future of Frictionless Motion
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/33581.pdf

http://www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/phtoad/v65/i6/p68_s1?isAuthorized=no&view=print


2 posted on 07/09/2013 6:15:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Fractal Trader; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; Beowulf; ...

Thanks Fractal Trader!

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3 posted on 07/09/2013 6:16:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” Sir Arthur Eddington, but Werner Heisenberg said something like it too. That’s a pair to draw to. BTT


4 posted on 07/09/2013 6:21:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SunkenCiv
events inside a region of space that involve gravity and are described by string theory are mathematically equivalent to events on the surface of that region that involve particles and are gravity-free

I knew it! I just knew it! Lounging on my couch watching "the fireworks" on tv IS just as much fun as being there!

5 posted on 07/09/2013 6:24:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SunkenCiv
HELP RECEIVED: Parents supervised the liquid nitrogen use ...

*sigh* I'm too old form modern Physics experimentation; both of my parents have passed away.

6 posted on 07/09/2013 6:35:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Costs $40 to read the actual article!


7 posted on 07/09/2013 6:36:05 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: bigheadfred

This the part where I usually say something to the effect of “this sounds like science” and put my hands over my ears. :-)


8 posted on 07/09/2013 6:51:17 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Costs 10 years and $half a million to acquire the education to be able to understand it.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 6:52:31 PM PDT by DManA
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; SunkenCiv
40 flaming DOLLARS?????

PDF

Thanks bigheadfred! teehee

10 posted on 07/09/2013 6:52:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting stuff.

You can certainly add me to your Ping List.

Physics is ripe for a breakthrough, a different way of looking at things. I hope the “strikingly literal” comment turns out to be true.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 6:57:01 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: InterceptPoint; Georgia Girl 2

if they keep screwing around like this they are going to prove the existence of the soul


12 posted on 07/09/2013 7:04:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Should be required reading in public middle school in Sanford, Florida.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 7:08:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: SunkenCiv
"The strange properties of superconducting materials called “cuprates”...may correspond to properties of black holes in higher dimensions. "

Well, I guess we ought to press on. We're already in the evil parallel universe where America spies on it's own citizens, Russia lectures us on Freedom and the Boy Scouts are gay.

What's the worse that can happen? Either we find our way back to normality or we get sucked into a black hole.

14 posted on 07/09/2013 7:44:30 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SunkenCiv

PFL


15 posted on 07/09/2013 8:15:22 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Billthedrill; bigheadfred; MHGinTN; <1/1,000,000th%; Georgia Girl 2; DManA; InterceptPoint; ...

Here’s the article (which can’t be posted on FR) link from Fractal Trader that had me looking for one that’s permissable.

‘Holographic Duality’ Hints at Hidden Subatomic World
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/hidden-particle-world/


16 posted on 07/09/2013 8:17:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Please add me to this list.
Thank you.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 8:24:25 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Reviving that old saw, ‘not necessarily’ don’tchaknow.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 9:54:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ll have to get Mr. GG2 to splain this to me as he is the science guru in our family. Is this like a parallel universe?


19 posted on 07/10/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bigheadfred; SunkenCiv

Thank you gentlemen!


20 posted on 07/10/2013 9:39:21 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks for the ping. Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (CMNS) is going to put current physics into upheaval. http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex-l@eskimo.com/msg81615.html [Vo]:More delusional scientists, and over 60,000 publications! Mark Iverson Tue, 28 May 2013 17:48:20 -0700 "There have been more than 60,000 papers published on high-temperature superconductive material since its discovery in 1986," said Jak Chakhalian, professor of physics at the University of Arkansas. "Unfortunately, as of today we have *zero theoretical understanding* of the mechanism behind this enigmatic phenomenon. In my mind, the high-temperature superconductivity is the most important unsolved mystery of condensed matter physics." After over 60000 published papers, way more than LENR, and as the expert himself says, "we have zero theoretical understanding of the mechanism." Obviously they don't know how to make simple measurements, and must be engaged in a massive instance of self-delusion/group-think, or the grandest conspiracy to maintain their funding. Makes LENR look like small potatoes. -Mark Iverson
21 posted on 07/10/2013 1:16:36 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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