> Hi Mark,
> Could you tell us about some of the books that you have read on the
> subject and about some of your basic ideas?
Hi Stephen & all,
I have read mostly popular science books like Hawking's ABHoT,
Einstein's Relativity, Feynmann's QED, Johnson's "A Shortcut Through
Time" about quantum computers, Kaku's Hyperspace, lots of wikipedia
articles and general web searches. I intend to delve deeper into the
mathematics and text books when I have more time. I have Greene's
Elegant Universe and Kaku's Parallel Worlds on my bookshelf waiting.
Basically it is my understanding that the universe behaves in
remarkably odd ways, completely counter-intuitively on very small
scales. It also behaves in very odd ways on very large scales (being
super massive or travelling at some fraction of c). Relativity covers
the big and QM covers the small. String theory is an attempt to unify
these two by introducing higher dimensions.
I also know that the many-worlds theory is currently among the leading
candidates for a quantum mechanical meta theory; and MWT is amazingly
interesting. It describes (to the best of my knowledge) a multiverse
composed of infinitely many universes, each representing a possible
outcome of a quantum event or series of quantum events. Much like the
television show 'Sliders' of which I was a fan! If this indeed is how
our universe actually behaves, I want to know as much about that as
Additionally, I am curious about Kipler sinusoids and the possibility
of time-like travel. I have always had a desire to turn history into
an experimental science.