In an astonishing new development, scientists believe they have officially observed a fourth spatial dimension.
Scientists have just made an absolutely staggering observation according to a recent study, proving the existence of a fourth spatial dimension. Researchers from both Europe and the United States believe they have demonstrated yet another dimension beyond the three-dimensional axis of space that everyone knows today, and this fourth one is a bit tricky for the layperson to understand.
It all centers around something known as the Hall effect, which is when scientists restrict an electron to two dimensions and then use high magnetic fields at low temperatures to cause the electrons to move in a pre-determined topological pathway. The current then flows along the very edges of the material.
As far as useful applications, scientists have not really demonstrated any yet, but it is a tremendous breakthrough that opens up new frontiers in terms of research, and alters our understanding of motion itself. Such a finding is sure to result in greater insights into dimensions and into string theory.
“Ever since Albert Einstein developed the special theory of relativity in Zurich in 1905, by fourth dimension one usually means time. But how can one visualize a fourth spatial dimension – in addition to top-bottom, right-left and front-back?” reads the statement from Eth Zurich. “In the arts Salvador Dalí tried that: his crucifixion scene painted in 1954 shows as cross consisting of the three-dimensional unfolding of a hypercube in four dimensions (similarly to the unfolding of a cube into squares). A completely different, but no less fascinating, look into the fourth spatial dimension was now obtained by two teams of scientists from Switzerland, USA, Germany, Italy and Israel. The ETH researcher Oded Zilberberg, professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, played a pivotal role in both publications, which were recently published in the scientific journal Nature. He provided the theoretical basis for the experiments in which a four-dimensional physical phenomenon could be observed in two dimensions.”