Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Infinite Field, Endless Light

The Vasiliev Theory , first proposed by  Mikhail Vasiliev and Efin Fradkin in the 1980s, is a take on the structure of spacetime which people have been pretending not to understand for over 30 years now.

What we see as the material universe is "made up" of  various particles which have an inherent quality which we chose to call spin. It's roughly like the amount of symmetry a particle has.

The interactions of these particles within their fields constitutes what we see as physical reality.

What Vasiliev and Fradkin are saying is this:

  • The spin numbers are endless and so, therefore, are the fields.

  • Time can be seen as the result of the interaction of  higher-dimensional field sets with the "normal", 3-dimensional field set.

  • Along the way, it neatly backhands String Theory into the gutter it belongs in.

And there you have it, folks: Infinite Field, Endless Light.

As I have been saying.