Fundamental discovery made by GEO600

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Hi,

It looks like GEO600 possibly has discovered/ measured some fundamental property of space time. Though intended to discover large-scale distant gravity waves, the current discovery is on the microscopic scale.
Speaking about serendipity !
See: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?page=1

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Fundamental discovery made by GEO600

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Hi,

It looks like GEO600 possibly has discovered/ measured some fundamental property of space time. Though intended to discover large-scale distant gravity waves, the current discovery is on the microscopic scale.
Speaking about serendipity !
See: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?page=1
Exiting !

Just making it clickable
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?page=1

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An even more clickable

An even more clickable hologram

Just messin' around....nice article to read.

They do need help laying that page out so it is easier to read.


 

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If this is true we should

If this is true we should deserve a millionth of a Nobel prize.
Tullio

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Not withstanding the caveats

Not withstanding the caveats mentioned on the data and it's interpretation - now that I know that I am a blurry hologram in a grainy universe, well that explains a lot! :-)

I think it means that my personal data is being stored at the edge of the universe. Now if only that could apply to the Australian Tax Office? Certainly it sounds better than "Our World May Be a Giant Hamster"! :-)

Anyway this sort of unexpected soil is a terrific part of this cutting/bleeding edge gravitational research. It's great to play a part, however indirect/peripheral/small.

Cheers, Mike.

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RE: Not withstanding the

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Not withstanding the caveats mentioned on the data and it's interpretation - now that I know that I am a blurry hologram in a grainy universe, well that explains a lot! :-)


Don't forget you're also only pixelated characters on an electronic bulletin board. That must be a superlative in itself. ;-)

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Don't forget you're also only pixelated characters on an electronic bulletin board. That must be a superlative in itself. ;-)


Ah, the mods especially are Turing Machines - do you think the punters will catch on that we are just tasks on a cluster?? :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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It makes me think that i

It makes me think that i better go watch that box set of `the matrix` again
I may learn something from it that I didnt see before :)

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RE: RE: Hi, It looks

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Quote:

Hi,

It looks like GEO600 possibly has discovered/ measured some fundamental property of space time. Though intended to discover large-scale distant gravity waves, the current discovery is on the microscopic scale.
Speaking about serendipity !
See: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?page=1
Exiting !

Just making it clickable
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?page=1


And here's a link to the arXiv article: Measurement of Quantum Fluctuations in Geometry

Apart from the significance of the holographic aspect it's good to know the beam splitters in the LIGO interferometers are a bit more firmly rooted in the quest to detect gravitational waves.

As for the holographic aspect, wow! So we're all actually confined to a 2D+1 surface? Nonlocal, entangled? Flat? Hmmm....

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RE: It makes me think that

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It makes me think that i better go watch that box set of `the matrix` again
I may learn something from it that I didnt see before :)


Most excellent flix. One line that comes to mind straightaway is, “We're not here because we're free. We're here because we're not free.� But after some more checking, I see it's not quite confinement to a 2D+1 surface, rather it comes from a version of string theory: Holographic Geometry and Noise in Matrix Theory.

If it pans out, it's a wonderful surprise and incredibly fascinating being able to measure features at the Planck scale while trying to detect gravitational waves! Although the planned upgrades for both designs (to GEO600 and the LIGOs) will help to answer the holographic question with certainty, the results achieved so far with both types of interferometer look pretty encouraging for such an interpretation. I think the impressive part is arriving at the conclusion with phenomenology based on wave mechanics and only a single parameter (the compactified tenth nonlocal dimension of fundamental size/time, called the “M� dimension).

If “free� is a conscious state of mind, I suppose “M� being nonlocal is as free as free gets :)

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The press release you can

The press release you can find on the homepage of GEO600:
in English
in German

A discussion in German:
http://www.astronews.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3199

Is there anybody who can describe what a holographic universe means?

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