Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Calabi-Yau space conceptulised

A gift for the person who has everything

Calabi-Yau Manifold Crystal

"According to string theory, space-time is not four-dimensional as you might expect, but actually 10-dimensional. The extra six dimensions are believed to be compactified or rolled up into such a small space that they are unobservable at human scales of sight. Their size and six dimensions make Calabi-Yau spaces difficult to draw. But, this model shows a three-dimensional cross-section of this likely space to reveal its structure and shape."
It's amazing that they are even attempting to show, somehow, these extra dimensions. It's good to give the mind a shake-up every now and then and really think about something that is not easy to think about - extra-dimensions fits into that catagory.

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