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Friday, June 29, 2012

Theory #3: Symmetry Bubble

The universe is symmetrical infinitely. What I mean by this is that electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom as the planets orbit our Sun. There are galaxies in the universe as (theoretically) there are universes in the multiverse. What if there was a HUGE multiverse encasing multiverses that hold smaller multiverses that encase universes that hold galaxies encasing molecules that hold atoms that hold bosons and fermions that hold quarks? Then what if they go on infinitely in both directions (bigger and smaller) ? This is my idea of “symmetry.” There are many ways our universe/multiverse (if there is one)/ “mega-multiverse (s) are the same as the smallest elementary particles.  That is why I think the universe could be “symmetrical.” I also think this is also one of my favorite theories, although my “ghost universes” theory, in my opinion, is the best. Now I will share with you some similarities of anywhere from the “mega-multiverse” to the smallest muon neutrino.
Similarities of Different Scales in the Universe:
  • Planets orbit suns as electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom
  • Tons of plasma burn in stars as protons and neutrons make the nucleus
  • Galaxies form in chains as atoms chain into molecules
  • Stars explode into supernovas as particles decay and cause nuclear fission
  • The universe encases galaxies as molecules form structures
How I Thought of this Theory:
I was with my brother and our two friends and when my mom brought out this tank with bubbles and a “bubble wand”. No one ended up really using it but I tried it once and a weird pair of bubbles that looked like one was encased in the other. Then I thought that universes and multiverses could encase each other. That is my theory of symmetry.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Theory #2: "The Big Bounce"

The universe could be one big wave. If the multiverse (all the universes in a collective bundle) could emit waves, then maybe it’s “waves” are all these universes. If collision happened between two universes in the multiverse, then it would make a universe with characteristics based on how the two “parent” universes collided and the properties of the two parent universes. It would be like a chemical reaction: “Mix this with this and you get this”. For instance, our universe is rich with iron and oxygen, so a dark, solid universe filled with iron along with a buoyant, gaseous universe filled with oxygen could have bumped against each other, spawning the creation of our universe. If something like this did indeed happen, that would explain why our world has the perfect conditions for life to thrive, because it is also the perfect distance from the sun. Then we could call this theory “The Big Bounce”. Now I will share with you some of the chemical properties of our world, Earth so you can see why our planet is fine-tuned for life.
Chemical Composition of Earth:
  • iron (32.1%) 
  • oxygen (30.1%)
  • silicon (15.1%)
  • magnesium (13.9%)
  • sulfur (2.9%)
  • nickel (1.8%)
  • calcium (1.5%)
  • aluminum (1.4%)
The rest of the 1.2% is made from other chemicals like silica, alumina, and lime, to name a couple.
How I Thought of this Theory:
I was thinking about what to post when my nail accidentally scratched against the mousepad. I then thought “how could I make a theory about the universe being made that has to do with scratching?...”. Then I realized it. The mousepad and my nail were like two seperate universes, bonding together to make a universe that is a bit of fabric with a piece of nail embedded in it. Don’t worry, it didn’t hurt at all when I scratched my nail. And by the way, Through the Wormhole (again, a very awesome show) is narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Theory #1: Neutrino Universes

Every single particle in the universe has an infinite number of quantum states made from neutrinos ( will be explained later). The universal superorganism, which is where all the planets, stars, and other cosmic objects act as one huge organism plays a key part in this theory. It’s quantum computer, or “brain” calculates which state is made of matter and not neutrinos. For example, while I am sitting cross-legged typing away at this computer, some quantum states of me (made of neutrinos) could be me standing here, me typing with my legs un-crossed, or me sitting on the couch next to the computer petting my cat. This is totally possible considering that the universe’s “quantum computer” can calculate 10 to the power of 106 calculations every second, or 10 times itself 106 times. These “ghost states”, as I call them are like a giant pad of paper. You take our universe, erase what you want and then draw something new. The only catch is, you can only draw with neutrinos. Neutrinos could also be what dark matter is made of, but we’re not sure yet. Now I will tell you some properties neutrinos so you can see why I think these ghost states are made from them.
Properties of Neutrinos:
  • The only force of the Four Fundamental Forces they are bound to is the weak force (the force that binds small particles together).
  • They are the only known particle that can escape the collapse phase of a supernova (the time when a star blows up).
  • Supernovas disperse 99% of their energy in a single short 10-second burst of neutrinos.
  • It is the fermion ( a particle with a half-integral spin) with the lowest mass, weighing almost nothing at all.
  • It travels at nearly the speed of light
How I Thought of this Theory:
It was 10:30 the night before last; I was wide awake as usual. I had watched Through the Wormhole (it is an amazing show for you physics lovers out there) which inspired me with new ideas. I was thinking about how my younger brother uses delay tactics before bed (“I have to go pee” or “I didn’t get to say good night to Daddy”) when I realized all his excuses could be like an infinite number of “ghost universes” (after all, he has an infinite number of excuses).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Hi. I'm Mitch. I am 10 years old. I will introduce you to my theories of quantum gravity. The theory of quantum gravity itself would unite the two rival theories of the twentieth century: Einstein relativity and quantum mechanics. Normally these two theories wouldn't work together, but scientists are hypothesizing how they could unite them. It is important to stick to quantum gravity, because if we don't, we would have to abandon the Standard Model, which is the model of particles in the world of physics. Whether you are bona-fide particle physicist or an amateur snooping around, the only requirement is a curiosity about the world around you. Enjoy!