Why Higher Space or Time Dimensions?

  • Itzhak Bars
  • John Terning
Part of the Multiversal Journeys book series (MVJ)


Measurable relics of the Big Bang include the observed background radiation at 2.7 Kelvin, the inhomogeneities in the energy distribution, the relative abundance of the chemical elements in our universe, and more. The Big Bang theory provides a quantitative explanation of what we see today, by relying on our theoretical understanding of the rest of the universe. The great success is that the prediction matches the experimental observation in quantitative detail. This is what gives us the confidence that the Big Bang and inflation theories are more or less correct.


String Theory Extra Dimension Time Dimension Extra Space High Dimensional System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Southern California, College of Letters, Arts & SciencesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department PhysicsUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

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