The universe in a picture



  1. Unified field theory.....Really fascinating stuff http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...scisurf114.xml and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected...cpattern19.xml
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Dec 1, '07
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  3. by   CT Pixie
    It sure is pretty...but I don't get it. I read the article a few times and I am as totally baffeled at what they said as I was the first time I read it.

    I guess thats why I didn't do well in geometry and physics. It also explains why I'd never get a doctorate in the upper level sciences.

    Funny you should post this today. Last night I finally got a chance to see "A Beautiful Mind" that is made about the life of John Forbes Nash. All that info floating around in someones mind is totally amazing to me. I can't figure out what to have for dinner and these amazing people are figuring out the most complex of problems.
  4. by   HM2VikingRN
    58 dimensions! There are more that they are still mapping. This is a flattened image. I started to read up on the images through an image search on Google. I got lost within 3 sentences. Einstein spent the last part of his career chasing unified field theory ideas.

    The written solution for this problem covers an area the size of manhattan island. This is much larger than the human genome. It is beautiful inits complexity.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Theoretical physics is beyond me.
    I never got past friction and gravity!

    The mandela is beautiful.

    I'll wager the wave is at Sunset, Oahu North Shore, in the winter.

    Thank you!
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from spacenurse
    Theoretical physics is beyond me.
    I never got past friction and gravity!
    Indeed.

    And my first thought was a mandala, as well. Huh.
  7. by   zooz
    Wow! That is fascinating information.

    Side note: Not to sound like a total nerd or anything, but I have a blue and green E8 polytope graph as my desktop wallpaper. I thought the complexity was amazing before, but the different colors in the pic above really make everything "pop." Very cool.
  8. by   dianah
    Wow.


    And once again:

    Wow.
  9. by   HM2VikingRN
    Here is another image of the world. This one is a conceptualization of Yggdrasil.



    http://aerith21.unblog.fr/files/2006/10/yggdrasil.jpg
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Dec 3, '07
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    http://www.sanatansociety.com/free_s...a_1152x864.jpg
    What is especially interesting are the relationships between the mandala, solar cross, and various christian crosses and E8. They are each an attempt to represent the universe and mans relationshp to that universe. It truly is where religion and science interact.
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Dec 3, '07
  11. by   zooz
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Here is another image of the world. This one is a conceptualization of Yggdrasil.

    Oh, now that is really neat. Is this the ash tree world, for lack of a better world, "thing?"


    I love mythology, but I haven't really delved into Norse mythology yet, so I'm sure my terminology is not correct.
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