Universe and Matter conjectured as a 3-dimensional Lattice with Topological Singularities

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Gérard Gremaud received his diploma in physics engineering in 1974 and his PhD in 1981 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). From this date, he became responsible for research at EPFL. In 2005, he obtained the title of Professor of EPFL. In 2011, he has been awarded the Zener medal. Since 2012, he is honorary professor of EPFL.
Research fields : dislocation dynamics, structural phase transitions, mechanical and tribological properties at nanoscale, mechanical properties of vibrated granular materials, mechanical spectroscopy.

Universe and Matter conjectured as a 3-dimensional Lattice with Topological Singularities

Authored by Prof Gérard Gremaud
Edition: 1

One fundamental problem of modern physics is the search for a theory of everything able to explain the nature of space-time, what matter is and how matter interacts. There are various propositions, as Grand Unified Theory, Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry, String and Superstring Theories, and M-Theory. However, none of them is able to consistently explain at the present and same time electromagnetism, relativity, gravitation, quantum physics and observed elementary particles.
In this book, it is suggested that Universe could be a massive elastic 3D-lattice, and that fundamental building blocks of Ordinary Matter could consist of topological singularities of this lattice, namely diverse dislocation loops and disclination loops. We find, for an isotropic elastic lattice obeying Newton's law, with specific assumptions on its elastic properties, that the behaviors of this lattice and of its topological defects display "all" known physics, unifying electromagnetism, relativity, gravitation and quantum physics, and resolving some longstanding questions of modern cosmology and particle physics. Moreover, studying lattices with axial symmetries, represented by "colored" cubic 3D-lattices, one can identify a lattice structure whose topological defect loops coincide with the complex zoology of elementary particles, which could open a promising field of research.

Publication Date:
2839919346 / 9782839919340
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Physics / General

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