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The physicist explains why other universes in the mulitverse could have many more dimensions—and could comprise Einstein's "Mind of God."

Question: Are there only three dimensions in other universes or could there be more? (Submitted by Andre Lapiere)Michio Kaku:  Andre, we believe, though we cannot yet prove, that our multiverse of universes is 11-dimensional. So think of this 11-dimensional arena and in this arena there are bubbles, bubbles that float and the skin of the bubble represents an entire universe, so we're like flies trapped on fly paper.  We're on the skin of a bubble.  It's a three dimensional bubble.  The three dimensional bubble is expanding and that is called the Big Bang theory and sometimes these bubbles can bump into each other, sometimes they can split apart and that we think is the Big Bang. So we even have a theory of the Big Bang itself.  Now you ask a question what about the dimensions of each bubble.  Well in string theory—which is what I do for a living; that's my day job—In string theory we can have bubbles of different dimensions.  The highest dimension is 11.  You cannot go beyond 11 because universes become unstable beyond 11.  If I write down the theory of a 13-, 15-dimensional universe it's unstable and it collapses down to an 11-dimensional universe. But within 11 dimensions you can have bubbles that are 3 dimensional, 4-dimensional, 5-dimensional.  These are membranes, so for short we call them brains. So these brains can exist in different dimensions and let's say P represents the dimension of each bubble, so we call them p-brains.  So a p-brain is a universe in different dimensions floating in a much larger arena, and this larger arena is the hyperspace that I talked about originally. 
Also remember that each bubble vibrates, and each bubble vibrating creates music.  The music of these membranes is the subatomic particles.  Each subatomic particle represents a note on a vibrating string or vibrating membranes. So, believe it or not, we now have a candidate for the "Mind of God" that Albert Einstein wrote about for the last 30 years of his life.  The "Mind of God" in this picture would be cosmic music resonating throughout 11-dimensional hyperspace.
Recorded September 29, 2010Interviewed by Paul Hoffman

Question: Are there only three dimensions in other universes or could there be more? (Submitted by Andre Lapiere)Michio Kaku:  Andre, we believe, though we cannot yet prove, that our multiverse of universes is 11-dimensional. So think of this 11-dimensional arena and in this arena there are bubbles, bubbles that float and the skin of the bubble represents an entire universe, so we're like flies trapped on fly paper.  We're on the skin of a bubble.  It's a three dimensional bubble.  The three dimensional bubble is expanding and that is called the Big Bang theory and sometimes these bubbles can bump into each other, sometimes they can split apart and that we think is the Big Bang. So we even have a theory of the Big Bang itself.  Now you ask a question what about the dimensions of each bubble.  Well in string theory—which is what I do for a living; that's my day job—In string theory we can have bubbles of different dimensions.  The highest dimension is 11.  You cannot go beyond 11 because universes become unstable beyond 11.  If I write down the theory of a 13-, 15-dimensional universe it's unstable and it collapses down to an 11-dimensional universe. But within 11 dimensions you can have bubbles that are 3 dimensional, 4-dimensional, 5-dimensional.  These are membranes, so for short we call them brains. So these brains can exist in different dimensions and let's say P represents the dimension of each bubble, so we call them p-brains.  So a p-brain is a universe in different dimensions floating in a much larger arena, and this larger arena is the hyperspace that I talked about originally. 
Also remember that each bubble vibrates, and each bubble vibrating creates music.  The music of these membranes is the subatomic particles.  Each subatomic particle represents a note on a vibrating string or vibrating membranes. So, believe it or not, we now have a candidate for the "Mind of God" that Albert Einstein wrote about for the last 30 years of his life.  The "Mind of God" in this picture would be cosmic music resonating throughout 11-dimensional hyperspace.
Recorded September 29, 2010Interviewed by Paul Hoffman

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Comments:

Author ByRTD yO (6 months)
Pseudoscience based on no evidence or proof. No better than any religion.
No thanks. Kinda lost respect for Michio.

Author ByRTD yO (6 months)
Btw Albert Einstein would have laughed at this hypothesis. I'd rather
believe in the first cause being God then put my faith on this ignorant
guy.

Author GregTom2 (2 months)
This is so far from the scientifical method that it makes me feel like we
fell back to the time of aristotle.
I could just as well say that "the nature of the universe is that there's 4
elements and it resonates over billions of years, going from total order to
perfect entropy and back again, with earth in the center, water over it,
air over it and fire in the heavens, and then it all merging together over
the ages allowing life until it becomes apocalypic and all life disapears
in this chaotic new cosmos where everything is mixed, and then it separates
again, blablablabla..." And act like it's based on some mathematical series
I wrote which don't actually have much connection to what I'm saying. Then
I just have to make sure that it's not verifiable, not falsifiable and
contaminate great minds of my century with this belief.
Real science is falsifiable. You need to be able to make claims and
prediction that can be experimentally verifiable. This is just middle
ageous elucubrations and pseudoscience.

Author shazam679 (18 days)
as hard as I try to push my imagination, I just can't perceive a fourth
dimension, let alone a fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth or
eleventh...the reason why I don't take string theory too seriously...

Author Thomas Diakos (13 days)
+ByRTD yO
dude, i don't exactly know where you are getting the idea that you can't
prove the multiverse theory, however you can prove it, and it is in the
process of being proven by the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Project
(otherwise known as LISA). LISA consists of three satellites that make up a
space-based gravitational wave detector. This wave detector will be able to
detect the gravity of a parallel universe, hence being able to prove the
aforementioned theory. LISA was originally scheduled to be launched into
space in 2011 however due to budget cuts NASA withdrew from the joint
project with the ESA. This has set back the launch to 2034 as the ESA are
now undergoing all the funding. Look into it before slating a legend in his
field of science based on your misinterpreted understanding of religion.
which can even co-exist with science and Michio's theory.

btw we aren't debating the differences between hypothesis and theories we
are all familiar with the fact that they differ significantly. 

Author svinehunden (29 days)
LULZ! What a retard ;) The universe does NOT have 11 dimensions. It has
unlimited dimensions. Just because his geometry doesn't allow more than 11
90 degree turns doesn't make it a fact. It just makes him a moron. Look at
the spiral of life. It has an infinite number of 90 degree turns. A shift
in dimension is the result of exponential behaviour and a 90 degree shift
in conciousness. How can science be this dumb?

Author James Mac (11 days)
Is there any reason why the number stops at eleven-dimensions? I can
imagine seven-dimensions, the four-fundamental forces (in mathematics they
are essentially four-dimensions in a matrix) and the three-dimensions of
space. I suspect my misunderstanding comes from how the problem is defined
as I have never seen why you choose eleven-dimensions?

Author Maciej Różański (23 days)
This theory is legit and impossible to bash in math of current physcics,
everyone that claim it`s not scientific are actualy have a butthurt because
of their own believe, believe that God doesn`t exists, if you want to learn
more about theory go here

http://www.superstringtheory.com/

or even here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory

Also, i remind you that just because it does assume that God might exist,
it doesn`t mean it have to for theory to work, if theory appear to be true
it doesnt yet means that God exists for sure, because nature of how
vibrations influence on one another will be yet not fully discovered.

Please stop be some kind of fanatics about that...

Author P A N I C . (14 days)
Maybe with 4th dimensional math we could write down a theory for a 13th or
15th dimension that could be stable.

Author D COHM (5 months)
he just says it. and wants us to trust him. fuck this. source your shit
man. I think people have real stupid theories and create intense math
equations just for fun. that doesnt make it true.

Author honey boo (24 days)
@svinehunden wow go be a professor than thrs no need convincing people
about ur unlimited dimensions theory

Author James L (1 month)
I have come to understand that what some think of as dimensions are more
accurately named "planes." They exist simultaneously in the same relative
space and affect each other. Since science does not normally perceive
these planes or believe they exist, they cannot consistently or credibly
create any instrumentation to measure them here in the Material Plane.
Since these other planes are interactive with our own, much of the
mathematics we use to try to explain phenomenon has problems because those
equations do not take into consideration the "effects' of other planes on
our own.

In order to explain away such factors to what we already think we know, we
have created theories to try and account for these unknown factors. This
is demonstated by the creation of such theories/terms in the past such as
The Four Elements, Eather, Phlogiston, Ectoplasm, Dark Matter, Anti-matter,
Bosun-hicks particles, Astral Plane, Psychic Powers, and such. Due to our
incomplete understanding of the omniverse, these are all incomplete
attempts to explain multiplanar forces with third-dimensional physics.

I have looked unsuccessfully to find Michio's list of Dimensions. Here, in
no particular order, I will present some of the Planes that I have
determined. These are my own, and I have no mathmatical proof to
substantiate them, neither do I attempt to state that these are the only
planes or that they are indeed fact, only my own consideration.
Material (third dimension), Hyperspace (the actual 4th dimension as if such
a thing actually existed), Size, Light (aka the ghost plane), Alternity
(alternate realities), Time, Thought. Also 3 "forces" which exist and
permeate all Planes: Radiance/Aura, Vibration/harmonics (Michio's
"Strings"), and one other which I have yet to quantify.

These planes all existed together before the bigbang and still exsist now
as "overlapping" planes. To visualize them, think of them in Set Theory.

Planar Laws are the laws of physics specific to that plane and may or may
not be functional in other planes. Cosmic Laws are functional in all
planes. Science has determined the mathematical Laws of Physics translated
in words such as "Matter can be neither created or destroyed" ("only
transmuted." is the actual addendum to establish it as Cosmic Law.) Such
is the historical vigor of mathematicians' efforts, that these Laws turn
out to be Cosmic Laws as well. Kudos!
And these laws can be proven true in all instances here in the Material
Plane. All Cosmic and Planar laws can be expressed in mathematical
equation format.

Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors I have made in my
statements. They were written to explain concepts, not to appease the
Grammar Police.

Author Marcos Mora (9 days)
Music? so god is Iluvatar?

Author Maciej Różański (23 days)
I hate string theory, it is so hard to understund ;_; i didnt even get math
in basic quantum physics, and this thing is just horrible in terms of
complicity (not saying only about math but imagination itself is damn
hard).

Author Time Traveler (11 days)
I would say there are no less than 16 dimensions, but one at a time is all
we can deal with, and "we" as a group are doing a pretty lousy "job" with
the one we live in. There could only be one dimension, or there could be
10,000 dimensions. Our issues are currently in ONE dimension, and it is
quite complex, or simple; depending on millions of potentials. 

Author mistacoolpantz (2 months)
"We believe" who the heck is we? Because I believe this is pure bs 

Author Carlos Flores (6 days)
I think that the multiverse theory makes more sense than the multi
dimensional theory. 

Author dustymiller65 (5 days)
I'm sorry but this gets tricky for me up to nine dimensions. I can't
conceive of a tenth or even eleventh dimension; I think I'm stupid.

Author Goodmix (6 days)
People have the habit of wanting to understand everything in the universe.
I believe that sometimes it's better just not knowing.

Author James L (1 month)
To all you skeptics out there. Dr. Kaku is a mathematician. He is
simplifying concepts, theories, and formulas into words so that we
non-mathematicians can begin to grasp these concepts. Believe me, they
would not be presenting any theories without some mathematically verifiable
basis for them. This does not mean that the formulas are complete, nor
indisputable, just that they have a mathematical "proof" that can be
plugged into other known and more widely accepted formulas/equations.

Author Harry Virdi (28 days)
I believe everything God created, no Big Bang or anything nonsense! God is
at everywhere and he created everything 

Author NguyenDynasty (22 days)
ok for all you butt hurt people out there on this. He dumbed it down, A LOT
for us. You got a problem with it? Study string theory yourself. I took one
look at that stuff and I said nope! How he can even comprehend those vast
equations is amazing

Author Jordan Weir (1 month)
people seem to be great at listening to what michio has to say about the 11
dimensional hyperspace but completely forget that he mentions at the
beginning that this is yet unproven, its just the best hypothesis at the
current time. then they go on to say 'omg its worse than religion >_>' cmon
you guys stop being so stubborn 

Author SunderiseN (2 months)
When he was explaining on how there are other universes resonating at a
different dimensions say "7th" for the bases of the fundamental laws of
that universe would it be stable? I'm not really sure, how does a human
picture that? We live in a 3rd dimensional existence yes but does that not
mean that the higher ones are still effecting lower dimensional fundamental
laws through indirect means? I always thought that if there was to exist a
stable Omniverse all the other lower states of dimension would have some
sort of order but nope, I guess chaos and unpredictability is the only
constant.

Author ChaZ-E (1 month)
Mind of God?

Author Alexandre Archambault (27 days)
I like the idea of the music. Just like the Silmarillion from Tolkien!

Author science is logical (1 month)
the multiverse makes death not so bad knowing i might be alive somewhere
else infact ive probably already died before in another universe

Author Dartania Mondavi (1 month)
retarded religious morons are terrified of new ideas like your stupid
imaginary bearded man in the clouds is not real, get over it you retarded
fucks

Author electrocat1 (4 months)
Why don't you guys just look up particle physics in google?! You want proof
there it is! Just stop acting like you all know everything and know more
than him! My God, you look like a bunch of clods!

Author Rockoman100 (3 months)
Current cosmology posits that our universe is likely infinite and
unbounded. This is in direct conflict with the idea of the multiverse
bubbles.

Author Mark El-Deiry (2 months)
Forgive my ignorance, but I still don't understand where the idea of a
multiverse came from or what evidence there is to support it.

I am sure there are videos out there which explain the concept - could
someone point me in the right direction to better understand this concept?

Author Sandra Rios (2 months)
How would one go about getting a question to Dr. Kaku like this Andre
person did? Or Dr. Tyson? Twitter? Facebook? What's the method here?

Author wildoxidizer (3 months)
He is wrong about the 11 Dimensions but right about the sound or harmonics
of the Universe and atoms ect....

Author MrZachilicious (1 month)
this is a little to Laman 

Author Amity Bronwen (1 month)
"The Music Of The Spheres". Fascinating. I love Michio Kaku.

Author Wartler (4 months)
I don't like the word multiverse, I think omniverse has a much better ring
to it.

Author Broetli Bace (4 months)
"you cannot go beyond 11" - thats even true for my guitar amp

Author Willskull (17 days)
thats just amazing

Author Rajiv Photos (2 months)
We have to have a limit even to imagination. Multidimensions, and
multiverse are limit of human imagination. In reality these are one of the
possibility in an infinite possibilities. Infinite in every term.

Author ElijahsSoup (3 months)
We can't even see the end of our own universe how the fuck can you say
there are more? And I am not one to believe in the dimensions theory, we
say imagine an 2D organism blah blah blah but show me a natural 2D space
with a real 2D organism living inside of it. I have never looked at an
object and said to myself "Yup that's definitely a 2D being right there.
Even a piece of paper has 3 dimensions. I think dimensions should be called
directions and accept that we there is only 1 spatial dimension that has 3
directions. This may be my scientific ignorance or complete genius but
these crazy claims that other universes exists and that they has
specifically 11 dimensions when back to my original point, we don't know
the end to our own. I don't know being as factual as possible and as
unbiased by shit like religion I still cannot accept this shit.

Author koo jaba (1 month)
what about ?
24 decay to 8x3 and then decay again to 4x3 and go to the pass 2x3 , go to
the future 2x3 dimensions...
ramanujan was right ...that why his work full of 24 8 6 3 number

Author bo0tsy1 (3 months)
Considering this universe is infinite, why are there only 11 dimensions?

Author Nish Grewal (8 months)
Everything he's saying is related to spiritual science. Holy crap.

Author Stephanie Gale (2 months)
The physics theory of the 11 Dimensions

Author Mario McDonald (1 month)
Is he seriously basing his theories on Spinal taps amp?

Author Crass Frazier (2 months)
Oh...Good grief.

Author stephenmwyatt2 (2 months)
In computer science, or any processing system, you can have 11 nest levels,
but physically, there are only 3 dimensions. Anyone who balks at that
simple fact has been in college too long

Author Johnny Bravo (1 month)
I just saw Interstellar

Author TheGreatSeraphim (8 months)
'We believe there are 11 dimensions but more than 11 is impossible' - 'We
can't prove any of this.'

Mkay so how are more than 11 impossible if you don't even know for sure if
you can't prove there are more than 3. And don't say time is a dimension or
I'll say pudding can be a dimension too. Time is a measurement of matter
moving from one point to another in 3 dimensions not a dimension itself.
Because if time is a dimension so is inertia.

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