Getting Down to the Truly Nitty Gritty

I live near one of the research centers that used to be known as Bell Labs, the place where scientists found evidence of the Big Bang; invented the transistor and the laser; and developed the UNIX operating system and C programming language. A friend once suggested that I try to get a job there, since they would always need janitors.

Nevertheless, even with my weak qualifications, I enjoy reading about theoretical physics. I didn’t understand much of the article below, but it’s good to know that physicists are trying to understand where space and time come from. You might think space and time are fundamental, but there appears to be more to the story.

If you follow the link to the article, you can click on this diagram and make it bigger (spatially, not temporally).

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http://www.nature.com/news/theoretical-physics-the-origins-of-space-and-time-1.13613

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