« on: 14/11/2018 08:29:09 »
Matt Strasslerís site is one of my favourites for clarity; over the yrs Bill & I have discussed a number of topics from his articles. It is great to be able to read info without the pop science press misinterpreting it.As usual, Strasslerís article is very clear in talking about photon/electron fields etc. The only point he mentions dimensions is in response to a question where he talks about theories which consider extra dimensions.At that point in the article is probably where my head exploded. But having had time to mull over the article and the soothing wiki link I posted, which had a little more history. I am happy say I have taken the middle view and am jumping firmly onto the fence and declaring all to be correct in their own way.
I agree that all are correct in their own way, but some points on dimensions. Strassler talks about the theories (pl) with extra dimensions, these are all Ďnew theoriesí with no real consensus. Also, there is no suggestion that there are separate dimensions for eg photons and electrons, the two fields could use the same dimension perhaps. The main argument for additional dimensions tends to be the local restrictions on interactions between particles/waves, which is also why they are often considered to be extremely small. Whether they are a mathematical abstraction or real is not yet clear, but lots of people looking.
However, the answer to your OP question is still no.
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