Connecting Two Seemingly Contradicting Theories in Physics

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Theoretical Physics

An alumnus of the New York University School of Law, Stever Kanzer functions as the CEO and chairman of Accredited Ventures, Inc., in New York City. In his free time, Steve Kanzer pursues a variety of interests, including in theoretical physics.

Theoretical physics encompasses a multitude of mysteries, including the seeming contradiction of the best theories that explain the universe: general relativity and quantum mechanics. Although the theories hold up independently of one another, the math of each fails to support the other when combined.

In 2013, Stanford theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind developed a new equation that attempts to link the two theories using the concept of Einstein-Rosen bridges, also known as wormholes. Comprised of papers rather than numbers, the equation harmonizes the positions taken in two papers from 1935 that describe wormholes and quantum entanglement. Specifically, Dr. Susskind asserts that the papers are actually describing the same thing.

Dr. Susskind is not alone in advocating for this idea; earlier this year, a team of scientists from Caltech formulated a similar hypothesis, stating that changes in quantum states have a connection to curves in spacetime geometry.