Larry Silverberg and his research partner Jeffrey Eischen From North Carolina State University have proposed a surprising new model of physics that could entirely rewrite the way we have studied physics so far.
The theory stated by them is extremely bold, as covered by in an essay for The Conversation.
They rule out the whole particle or waves being the building block of life instead their theory proposes that everything in the universe is made up of “Fragments of energy”.
This new theory by Larry Silverberg and his research partner Jeffrey Eischen would even rule out Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity which has been fundamental of physics for over a century to explain physical phenomenonas and most importantly the study of space and time.
“Using newer mathematical tools, my colleague and I have demonstrated a new theory that may accurately describe the universe,” Silverberg argued in the essay. “Instead of basing the theory on the warping of space and time, we considered that there could be a building block that is more fundamental than the particle and the wave.”Said The Scientist
According to the professors instead of wave and particles existing as counterparts of one and another,
“it made logical sense for there to be an underlying connection between them.”
This theory is based on the basic idea that energy keeps flowing through space and time in never-ending streams that never intersects.
“Working from the idea of a universe of flowing energy lines, we looked for a single building block for the flowing energy,” Silverberg writes. “If we could find and define such a thing, we hoped we could use it to accurately make predictions about the universe at the largest and tiniest scales.”
Their new most basic unit of matter, dubbed a “fragment of energy,” is “a building block that looks like a concentration of energy – kind of like a star – having energy that is highest at the center and that gets smaller farther away from the center,” according to Silverberg.
The pair put their new theory to the test by evaluating two prominent astronomical observations that were used to confirm Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
The first was Mercury’s unusual orbit. Einstein suggested that space and time were being warped to cause the planet’s orbit to shift, thereby explaining shifts in light observed by astronomers.
The second was concerned with how light bends as it stretches across warped space time near the Sun.
Silverberg and Eischen argue that their fragment of energy theory solves the first problem by modeling the Sun as one giant fragment of energy, while Mercury is a much smaller fragment of energy orbiting it.
As for the second, they propose, the Sun retains its giant fragment of energy status while the light passing by is modeled as massless matter traveling at the speed of light.
Will this theory ever prove true?
It’s not a usual sight to see someone challenging Einstein’s theory of relativity