PHYSICS NEWS -
Interview with Professor S. James Gates, a theoretical physicist working on superstrings and supersymmetry. He affirms that he has found computer code within the equations of string theory used to describe the universe in a supersymmetric system. Not just any code, but one that was invented back in the 1940s.
Here are two audio interviews of eight and five minutes with Prof. Gates. It's a very complex subject but not too hard to understand.
Strange Computer Code Discovered Concealed In Superstring Equations! The universe is in fact a computerhttp://countdowntozerotime.org/2013/04/18/strange-computer-code-discovered-concealed-in-superstring-equations/
Although the interviewer gets very excited, there should be some caution in accepting the idea that the universe is a computer simulation. My strongest objection to this or any other theory of the universe is that we can only sense less than 5% of all existing matter and energy. 70% is dark energy and 25% is dark matter.http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy/
But the act of speculating and formulating new theories is fascinating and stimulates our imagination. Particle physics is more exciting than any science fiction, and one does not need to be a whiz at math to understand it in general. I'm extremely math-challenged but I've been able to follow math-free books of popular physics, such as those by John Gribbin and Michio Kaku.
The only obvious thing we can be sure of is that there is more to the universe than scientists have been able to figure out so far. There is a huge chunk of mystery in 95% of the universe that is so different that none of our best scientific equipment has been able to detect and identify so far.
Supersymmetry - http://www.particleadventure.org/supersymmetry.html
Superstrings - http://www.superstringtheory.com/
Superstrings - http://mkaku.org/home/?page_id=262
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The idea we live in a simulation isn't science fiction
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On this blog: Is there a dark matter universe like ours?