Physicists from University of Melbourne and RMIT have proposed a new theory on how our universe began.
Rather than the prevalent “big bang” theory of the universe at one point being very hot and dense, then spontaneously combusting into a forever-expanding state carrying galaxies as easily as carrying a newborn baby, they theorize that the universe was more like a “liquid” with no real form.
Their theory states that it eventually cooled and “crystallized” into four dimensions; three space dimensions and one time dimension: the universe we know today. They also believe their theory can be proved because just as cracks form when water turns to ice, “cracks” form in the universe that should be detectable because light and other particles should reflect off them.
The theory is called ‘quantum graphity,’ and basically slaps Albert Einstein’s four-dimensional geometry of space-time ACROSS THE FACE.
“The biggest problem with the big bang model is the bang itself. At the bang, physics breaks down. The model cannot make any predictions at what occurs at the big bang. You can’t use any of the mathematics (or) any of the theories.” says James Quach, lead researcher at University of Melbourne.
Quantum graphity implies that space is made up of tiny building blocks instead of a continuous smooth flow.
Mr. Quach compared these indivisible building blocks like pixels that make up an image on a computer screen, “The challenge has been that these building blocks of space are very small, and so impossible to see directly.” All I know about anything “quantum” is that it’s mad scientific and it’s implications sort of fuck everything up. When you get sub-atomic, things start getting a little sketchy. Electrons exist in every possible state (for instance, moving and being still) at the same time, until you measure or observe them and it folds into one state. If this is observable at sub-atomic levels, what is stopping it from being observed in the fabric of space-time?
It seems like scientists don’t really know the implications of quantum graphity, but it would be interesting to see if this theory is true and what those cracks in our damn galaxy mean.