Inaccessible dimensions, infinite number of universes forever out of reach – our ambition to come up with a theory of everything could fall short
How can we find reality? (Image: Skizzomat)
“MY GOAL is simple,”once said. “It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” That, in a nutshell, is the scientific manifesto – ambitious, maybe, but at least in theory possible.
But what if it isn’t?
There’s no shortage of indications that there might be limits to how far we can penetrate with science. String theory, for example, regarded by many physicists as our best bet for a, proposes between 10 and 26 space-time dimensions, as to be virtually inaccessible. That could slam the door on answering mysteries , or how mysterious is apparently accelerating our universe’s expansion.
The rebootedat CERN near Geneva …