© Cité des sciences et de l'industrie/CNRS 2005

Does God play dice or has he more than one string to his bow?

Science Actualities

Numéro de notice

1222

Durée

00:15:00

Année de production

2005

Versions

Support Original

Procédés audiovisuels

Couleur
Sonore

Réalisateur(s)

SEVASTOS Gilles

Résumé

Today, the physicists' grail is more than ever the theory that will unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, the infinitely large and the infinitely small, so these scientists construct new theories.

The most publicised of these is “string” theory, which implies a ten or eleven-dimensional Universe! Apart from the three dimensions of space that we know, the other dimensions could be microscopic and rolled up, totally beyond our perception.

In another approach, physicists are trying to look beyond the standard description of the geometry of the Universe… For the moment, these theories are essentially based on mathematical concepts and have not yet been confirmed by experimentation.

Thématiques scientifiques

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.