Monday, March 23, 2015

3-5  SMART Goals

  1. By Friday, March 27, I want to have watched 3 documentaries on Discovery Channel about black holes to obtain further information on my topic, for future reference.
  2. In order to evaluate/demonstrate the information I have obtained to reach my goal, I will keep my blog up-to-date with the newest information I learned. By doing this, the viewers of my blog will be able to see my progress and the steps I have taken to reach my final goal. 
  3. My end goal is to create a blog dedicated to the information I have learned throughout the Genius Hour project, as a way to explain the steps I took to reach my goal, and the challenges that come along with it. The key responsibilities are tied to my goal because in order to reach that goal, I must stay on top of my work and keep the new blog on track. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Additional Genius Hour Research Sources

"Do black holes exist?"

Albert Einstein: theoretical physicist and philosopher of science

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers; it was the theory of special relativity.

In this article, Jay GaBany explains how physicist Albert Einstein proclaimed he found a new way to describe gravity, thus the theory of relativity was born. Gravity was described as a "distortion in space in time", but if there happens to be a curve where time and space do not overlap, a black hole is created. Many experts in this field are included in this article, which also makes it a useful source in relation to my research.

"Do black holes lead to a parallel universe?"

In this article, written by Dr. Michio Kaku, the ideas of  "10 dimensional universe" and a "theory of everything" are presented. In a 10 dimensional universe, according to Einstein's theory of gravity, as well as the theory of sub-atomic physics, more forces can be accommodated. "In a nutshell, the more dimensions we have, the more forces we can accommodate." It is believed by many physicists that the earthstarted off as a 10 dimensional planet after the Big Bang, but most are too small to see. 21st century physicists are also provided in this article, explaining new areas of mathematics that have been opened because of this theory of a "10 dimensional universe." It is believed that it's only a matter of time before the problem of a quantum black hole is cracked and a new world is discovered.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Genius Hour Research Sources

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

This source is credible and reliable in the topic of the theory of relativity because it was published by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, also known as the Albert Einstein Institute. This source explores the scientific accomplishments of Albert Einstein, one including his theory of relativity, meaning that time and length are not as absolute as everyone believes them to be. Being educated on all aspects of the theory of relativity is vital to my research because it corresponds with the idea that time can be stretched and become flexible, creating a gap in time, also referred to as a black hole, which leads to my next source...

The Black Hole

My second source is also a valid source that will serve as beneficial information to my research because this article was written by David Crow, an associate editor of many films, strengthening his position in his field of work. In this article, Crow explains time is simply a circle. Time cannot be stopped, so they think. It is then discovered that a black hole is the answer. Our seemingly 3-dimensional planet can be described as a flat membrane floating in a 4-dimensional void. Since black holes have the ability of slowing time through gravity fields, it is proven that black holes are the answer to the underlying question: Is there a dimension beyond our 3-dimensional planet? Absolutely!

With more research and gathering of information on topics such as these, I will be able to discover what the fields of science and psychics have to offer me for my research.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Genius Hour Research

After brainstorming ideas for the Genius Hour project, I have narrowed it down to my final option, being the idea of exploring another dimension in our three-dimensional world, and researching the realm of psychology behind further theories. The reasoning behind why I am so intrigued by this topic was due to watching the movie "Interstellar", which inspired me to research information on my own because of my strong interest in the present theories.

Three driving questions:
1. Have scientists discovered a dimension beyond our 3-dimensional world?
2. What steps have to be made to discover another perspective of the world?
3. Who initially came up with the idea of there being another dimension besides 1D, 2D, and 3D?

Three experts:
1. Christopher Nolan- Writer/ director of "Interstellar": Christopher Nolan is an expert at this topic considering he is the creator of the movie, which went beyond the realm of science and defied reality.
2. Albert Einstein- Scientist; Albert Einstein is an expert at this topic because he came up with the theory of general relativity and has discovered information about black holes and wormholes, which can lead to another dimension.
3. William James, an American philosopher and psychologist, has discovered a 'multi universe', meaning there is a parallel universe.