Every piece of matter is more than just a particle. Each individual particle is simply a point within a vast field. The human being is a body within a fields of magnetism and even thought. Our magnetic field generated from the iron circulating in our blood can be measured several meters away and possibly more as analytical techniques improve. Electrons occur as fields around a nucleus. While we think atoms are tiny, their electron fields can actually be up to 1 meter across. However, our perceptive abilities forbid us from seeing such wonders. This is why there’s always more to the picture than just what we know.
Matter couldn’t exist without another special field – the Higgs field. This field exists uniformly throughout the entire universe and reacts to subatomic particles via the weak nuclear force. The Higgs field interaction is what causes the particles to have mass. With mass, gravitational attraction is possible. Now that the existence of the Higgs mechanism has been proven, scientists are setting their sights on the theory of gravity. It is a theory because we don’t fully understand it yet – it’s more than just massive bodies attracting each other.
Exploration of gravity’s theoretical particle, the graviton, will be possible after the planned renovation and 2015 restart at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, other theories suggest that gravity might not be a fundamental force, rather it is a consequence of space-time in classical relativity. One side seeks to solve the hierarchy problem while the other circumvents it. Gravity is just a part of the hierarchy problem of physics, but it is an important piece of the puzzle. The electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces are several magnitudes of order stronger than gravity, although it s thought that they all come from one uniform underlying energy. The hierarchy problem attempts to address the discrepancy.
The Randall-Sundrum model uses string theory to show how gravity is attenuated within a warped 5-dimensional system. In English, this means there is an unseen field of gravity around where we think it should be. But is it really imperceptible? What if it’s been right under our noses this whole time? When we change our perception, it becomes clear, like focusing your eyes!
If matter has a field of gravity, how far does it go? Do we observe it only a close proximity to the object? This may be the classical view but it is really just an assumption. Gravity can have multiple waveforms that are observable. We can observe the gravity of an object. But what about secondary signatures? Maybe we have observed secondary fields of gravity everywhere in the universe.
You see, the universe has a surplus of gravity known as dark matter. Dark matter reflects no light so we can only observe its gravitational affects in the universe. Could dark matter be attenuating gravity into higher dimensions? Dark matter might be the missing piece of the puzzle! Our gravitational field could be non-linear and extend outward at distances never yet imagined – until now.
Now we understand how the human body is surrounded by fields of dark matter even larger than our Milky Way galaxy! Because we have observed that galaxies have halos of dark matter, even filaments stretching between galaxies and clusters. So when we think of gravity, we can explain it in terms of the human field. It is a function of mass caused by the Higgs field, and understanding gravity is paving the way to learning about higher dimensions of the universe. We can see how it can move in and out of existence in different dimensions, forming gravity wells that we observe in our 4-dimensional space-time!
The take-away – the dark matter outside of our galaxy is part of YOU. There is more to you than what we have been taught. I hope this makes you feel empowered! Thanks for reading and you can always get more at GrandSlamTheory.com and facebookGrandSlamTheory. This is the independence age of science – join the revolution!
In this picture, dark matter and regular matter move at different speeds as two galaxies merge (NASA)
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