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ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2010) — Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. They have measured the signatures of a symmetry showing the same attributes as the golden ratio famous from art and architecture.
By tuning the system and artificially introducing more quantum uncertainty the researchers observed that the chain of atoms acts like a nanoscale guitar string.
Originally posted by broli
reply to post by Tgautier13
Nature has a fractal nature . It scales infinitely small and large with the same patterns and simplicity, this is why any unified theory requiring 26 dimensions or discrete elementary particles is a waste of time.
Originally posted by broli
reply to post by Tgautier13
Nature has a fractal nature . It scales infinitely small and large with the same patterns and simplicity, this is why any unified theory requiring 26 dimensions or discrete elementary particles is a waste of time. Perhaps when "scientists" understand this they will stop wasting their time with trying to go smaller and smaller because you will end up in a never ending cycle. [edit on 9-1-2010 by broli]
Because the Planck length is the only length that can be formed from the constants c, G, and ħ, dimensional analysis suggests that lengths of special significance in quantum gravity are likely to be small multiples of the Planck length.
26 dimensions of space are required by quantum mechanics itself, not by any particular unified theory. It is the condition for a quantum field operator for measurable properties of a spinless, 1-dimensional object, defined at two points in space-time with a space-like interval, to be non-commuting.
In a superstring theory with fermions, the weak-coupling (no-interaction) limit describes a flat stable 10-dimensional space time. Interacting superstring theories are best thought of as configurations of an 11 dimensional supergravity theory called M-theory where one or more of the dimensions are curled up so that the line-extended charged black holes become long and light.
They comprise 26 points, lines, triangles and tetrahedra. In other words, 26 geometrical elements are required to create the simplest solid in four steps. Compare this with the fact that the critical dimension of space-time for free bosonic strings to have no negative-probability ghost states (5) and for the theory to be Lorentz-invariant (6) is 26. This