Scientists Say They Can Now Test Theory Of Early Universe Being One Dimension

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A relatively new theory suggests that the early stages of the universe may have been only one dimension and gradually gained more dimensions as it expanded. Does this mean the universe may eventually see a fourth dimension? Via Daily Mail:

Did the early universe have just one spatial dimension? That’s the mind-boggling question at the heart of a theory scientists say they are on the brink of solving.

The theory was first proposed by physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues from the University of Buffalo in 2010.

They suggested that the early universe – which exploded from a single point and was tiny at first – was one-dimensional (like a straight line) before expanding to include two dimensions (like a plane) and then three, which is the world in which we live today.

The theory, if valid, would address important conundrums facing particle physicists.

Now, in a new paper in Physical Review Letters, Dr Stojkovic and colleagues have come up with a test that could prove or disprove the ‘vanishing dimensions’ hypothesis.

[Continues at Daily Mail]

20 Comments on "Scientists Say They Can Now Test Theory Of Early Universe Being One Dimension"

  1. And then our schools will begin teaching this THEORY. Then a new theory will trump this and schools will teach that THEORY. and the chain goes on.

  2. And then our schools will begin teaching this THEORY. Then a new theory will trump this and schools will teach that THEORY. and the chain goes on.

  3. MoonSmile | Apr 26, 2011 at 12:02 am |

    Well, I guess that acid trip I had turned out to be true after all.

  4. MoonSmile | Apr 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm |

    Well, I guess that acid trip I had turned out to be true after all.

  5. Anonymous | Apr 26, 2011 at 12:11 am |

    Check here for the creationist’s version of this hypothesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skb2gKR7rOk

  6. Check here for the creationist’s version of this hypothesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skb2gKR7rOk

  7. Fart Head | Apr 26, 2011 at 6:52 am |

    You need two points to make a straight line. The point “exploded” and made two points and was one dimensional or the point was the first dimension? Your playing with words, here. Words and numbers and associations which are simply ……a matter of fucking opinion. Have some dip.

  8. Fart Head | Apr 26, 2011 at 2:52 am |

    You need two points to make a straight line. The point “exploded” and made two points and was one dimensional or the point was the first dimension? Your playing with words, here. Words and numbers and associations which are simply ……a matter of fucking opinion. Have some dip.

  9. Super Glue | Apr 26, 2011 at 6:54 am |

    You’re. You’re playing.

  10. “Does this mean the universe may eventually see a fourth dimension?” is this posted by a troll?

  11. “Does this mean the universe may eventually see a fourth dimension?” is this posted by a troll?

    • Or just someone ignorant enough to write an article about the early universe but without any concept of dimensional theories.

  12. Or just someone ignorant enough to write an article about the early universe but without any concept of dimensional theories.

  13. The tone of your comment almost guarantees that you are not using the term” theory” correctly.

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