This possible explanation for dark energy results from applying a new “framework” for looking at the evolution of the universe that he and colleagues have developed over the past two years. Working backwards in time, the concept also implies that the universe did not begin its existence in a three-dimensional form, but as a one-dimensional structure that added dimensions as it evolved.
Some support for this may be found in high-energy cosmic rays, according to Dr. Stojkovic, a physicist at the State University of New York at Buffalo, who along with colleagues first proposed the idea last year.
If he and his colleagues are correct, Stojkovic says, their work could help break a 30-year logjam in efforts to demonstrate that the four fundamental forces in nature – electromagnetism, the weak force (governing radioactive decay), the strong force (binding atomic nuclei), and gravity – are low-energy relics of one unified force that briefly held sway over the cosmos during the first, tiniest fractions of a second after the big bang.
Don’t be afraid of science – it is pretty interesting….
- Did the Universe Begin As a Simple 1-D Line? (space.com)
- Primordial weirdness: Did the early universe have 1 dimension? (eurekalert.org)
- Early universe may have had just ONE dimension not three… and now we know how to prove it, say physicists (dailymail.co.uk)
- Simulating the Multiverse With the Grid (insidehpc.com)
- The Secrets of the Universe! (scienceblogs.com)