Beyond the Rest of Us –I hope readers have been able to follow the last post about the Holometer as now we have a guest post from William Brown, Biophysicist an Academy Faculty member with the Resonance Project Foundation, Kilauea, Hawaii.
“Congratulations on your new book — I think that science fiction can be just as important (if not more so-) than “non-fictional” science. Thank you as well for mentioning this important finding by the Fermi lab Holometer research group. It is very interesting; however we may want to hold off on re-writing the textbooks just yet. There are a couple of issues that must be considered in regards to the results of this experiment. To begin with, this is not the first experimental measurement of our quantum pixelated universe (i.e. holographic) granularity of space. Gamma rays hold a wealth of information about the fine-structure and physical content of space — with potential to measure everything from the presence of primordial black holes (micro-black holes) to quantum spacetime foam. For instance, because higher energy gamma rays will have a smaller wavelength — they will be influenced by the geometry of space much more so than larger wavelength photons (similar to how the electron jitters with zwitterbewegung due to its interaction with the zero-point field. Early measurements seemed to confirm, or at least indicate that indeed higher energy gamma rays travelled slightly slower than their lower energy counterparts because of the granularity of space- http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/gamma-ray-burst-hints-of-space-time-foam/
However, subsequent measurements have seemed to contradict some of the initial-most findings, indicating that space may be smoother at much smaller scales than initially theorized (http://www.gizmag.com/quantum-spacetime-foam-rubber-beer-foam/23887/). This of course is much like the most recent findings of the Holometer research group at Fermi.
You will see however that many scientists, including the researchers finding these results, are certainly not ready to conclude that space is not quantized at the Planck scale. This is for a couple of reasons: namely that these experiments are not comprehensive in their characterization of quantum spacetime pixelization; and because there is very strong theoretical reasons to hypothesize that space is granular, and indeed highly dynamic at the Planck scale.
In regards to the former, for instance, the Holometer experiment is conducted under the presupposition that the vacuum fluctuations of space are highly stochastic in nature — and has not investigated the possibility that there is a coherent, correlated movement of the Planck pixels. This is similar to the Michaelson-Morley results (recall that this one experiment is cited as the empirical proof that the luminiferous aether does not exist). However, the results of the Michaelson-Morley experiment were interpreted under the assumption that the luminiferous aether (what we would now call the vacuum structure of space) is an absolute frame of reference, and hence immobile. This is most certainly incorrect, considering for instance the Haramein-Rauscher amendment to Einstein’s geometrical solution of gravity that includes torque and Coriolis forces of spacetime. In short, if spacetime is spinning in a local frame, then all of the Planck oscillators will be moving in a coherent, correlated manner, which will cause some detection problems for experiments such as the Holometer and even the Michaelson-Morley measurements of the 19th century.
Moreover, vacuum fluctuations of the electric field have recently been directly measured and confirmed, as reported in the October issue of www.sciencemag.org. This is highly germane, as the Planck voxels described in Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass are electromagnetic oscillators. Hence, in a sense Haramein describes the generation of gravity and mass through electromagnetic dynamics (the holographic geometry and spin of Planck EM oscillators). It is important to keep in mind that these electromagnetic oscillators are slightly different than speaking of the fluctuations of space itself, as at least in the conventional or modern parlance of physics the electromagnetic field is separate from the spacetime manifold (although in Unified Physics we see that there is no actual separation between these two). This is one of the reasons why, at least theoretically, the spacetime quantum pixelization structure should at some point be detected (suggesting that some parameter is off in the measurements thus far). The electromagnetic oscillations, or to say it another way — the zero-point fluctuations of the electric and magnetic field in free space — have a tremendous amount of energy at the Planck scale; of course leading to the computation of the nearly infinite energy density of the vacuum expectation value (before renormalization). The important point here is that this high mass-energy value of the Planck oscillators means that they will significantly curve spacetime. In fact, the electromagnetic oscillations should be so energetic that they should curve spacetime into micro-black holes, the extended geometry of which are little micro-wormholes. I believe that the empirical evidence in favour of this, and certainly the theoretical underpinnings, are much stronger at this point than the couple of experiments that have failed to observe the quantum geometry of spacetime.
Thanks again for the question.”
More from William on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OnZgwjiEoA – The Unified Space Memory Network.
This Guest post is by William Brown of the Resonance Project.