Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Bridge to Everywhere

"Einstein-Rosen bridges like the one visualized above have never been observed in nature, but they provide theoretical physicists and cosmologists with solutions in general relativity by combining models of black holes and white holes."

For the longest time, I have always had a problem with Singularities. Not from a mathematical perspective as my knowledge of math is rudimentary at best (Algebra II anyone?) but philosophical as a singularity would seem to violate the first law of thermodynamics whereby energy expands to the infinite with nowhere to go inside the confines of a black hole instead of being transformed into some other form (dark energy?) via the Einstein-Rosen Bridge.

Because of my reluctance to accept something that doesn't feel right, I have followed with great interest, TOEs, which give the escape clause needed to show how reality works at all levels. To my rescue, I hope, comes a theory both elegant and practical from Nikodem Poplawski, a young physicist from Indiana University.

After reading Poplawski's paper, one begins to see why wormholes could be the norm and not the exception because no star, even while collapsing, would stop rotating during it's one way journey to becoming a black hole. In fact, because the collapse is so fast, I would venture the speed of rotation added to the star could become, in theory, as intense as a quarsar's, a super massive black hole capable of absorbing stars at a fantastic rate. If so, the notion of black holes being Einstein-Rosen bridges connecting universes to one another is not far fetched at all.

Lastly, because the size of black holes determine their life spans, could micro Einstein-Rosen bridges aka micro black holes, give rise to the quantum foam and it's connect to the weirdness of quantum theory? It's a thought.

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