June 30, 2005

Time: The Final Frontier

No kidding. This has always puzzled me too:
Calculations by Dr. Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and by others have shown how an extra dimension of space can pop mathematically into being almost like magic, the way the illusion of three dimensions can appear in the holograms on bank cards. But string theorists admit they don't know how to do the same thing for time yet.
As usual, comments with special insight into the origins of the universe should be kept under 3,000 characters.
-- Brad Plumer 11:02 PM || ||