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The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory
“The degree of efficiency is mind-boggling,” said Jacob Bourjaily, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University and one of the researchers who developed the new idea. “You can easily do, on paper, computations that were infeasible even with a computer before.”
The amplituhedron looks like an intricate, multifaceted jewel in higher dimensions. Encoded in its volume are the most basic features of reality that can be calculated
“They are very powerful calculational techniques, but they are also incredibly suggestive,” Skinner said. “They suggest that thinking in terms of space-time was not the right way of going about this.”
reply to post by trollz
We are living in a painting. It is all one predictable event. You may think that it is so elaborate that this must not be so; that we have free will. But I can guarantee this: if a computer were to observe your behavior for hundreds of years, or to make you more comfortable- thousands, hundreds of thousands, your every breath, blink of an eye, thought process, every single bit of you could be predicted.
reply to post by Dynamike
Thanks for breaking it down in laments terms. Space time I can wrap my head around. Could this be the break advocates of String Theory have been looking for?
reply to post by AfterInfinity
I think so. Destiny seems to be logical.
I'm not gonna pretend I understand quantum physics, but from what I read, this seems like a very interesting development. I'd be interested in seeing responses from other members, especially ones who are knowledgeable with this sort of thing.