Dimensional Split


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*A bubble split
Does now form two
They each commit
To where they grew

Together tied
Yet far apart
They take their guide
From where they start

Creating time
Creating space
With strings that chime
To keep their place

Dimension blind
They leave no trace
For humankind
They have no face

Though everywhere
They do disperse
You see they share
The multiverse*

This fractal artwork was inspired by several theories hypothesized in quantum mechanics and subatomic physics about the ‘multiverse’. The ‘multiverse’, is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including our universe) that together comprise all of reality within the entire cosmos. The different universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes. The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it and the relationship between the various constituent universes, depend on the specific multiverse hypothesis considered.

The first construct of the multiverse is the ‘Bubble Theory’. Bubble theory hypothesizes that there are an infinite number of open multiverses, each with different physical constants. This Bubble universe theory fits well with the widely accepted theory of cosmic inflation. The bubble universe concept involves creation of universes from the quantum foam of a “parent universe.” On very small scales, the foam is frothing due to energy fluctuations. These fluctuations may create tiny bubbles and wormholes. If the energy fluctuation is not very large, a tiny bubble universe may form, experience some expansion like an inflating balloon, and then contract and disappear from existence. However, if the energy fluctuation is greater than a particular critical value, a tiny bubble universe forms from the parent universe, experiences long-term expansion, and allows matter and large-scale galactic structures to form.

The second construct of the multiverse is called the ‘Many Worlds Interpretation’(MWI). The multiverse proposed by MWI has a shared time parameter. In most formulations, all the constituent universes are structurally identical to each other, and though they have the same physical laws and values for the fundamental constants, they may exist in different states. The constituent universes are furthermore non-communicating, in the sense that no information can pass between them, although they may potentially affect each other through quantum interference. The state of the entire multiverse is related to the states of the constituent universes by quantum superposition, and is described by a single universal wave function.

The third construct of the multiverse is the ‘M-Theory’. In ‘M-Theory’, our universe and others are created by collisions between membranes in an 11-dimensional space. This is unlike the universes in the “quantum multiverse”.

This fractal artwork attempts to visually combine the elements of all three of these theories into one generalized theory. A theory without a name that lives right now only in my own imagination. I envision a multiverse where each ‘bubble’ universe in turn
reproduces other bubble universes much like a biological cell splits to become identical yet different. The ‘child’ bubble universes are infinitely tied to one another as well as their parent through the principles of string theory, yet at the same time are isolated from one another by dimensions beyond the physical realm. If you look at nature, from the smallest particle, to a planet, to the largest galaxy… you will see this spherical construct as the primary one of all things in the cosmos.

The artwork was created in Apophysis 3D Hack, and the gradient used was created with ApoMap. I hope you’ll enjoy my visual representation of the ‘Drew’ theory of the multiverse.

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