Infinite Field, Endless Light

The Vasiliev Theory , first proposed by  Mikhail Vasiliev and Efin Fradkin in the 1980s, is a take on the structure of spacetime which people have been pretending not to understand for over 30 years now.

What we see as the material universe is “made up” of  various particles which have an inherent quality which we chose to call spin. It’s roughly like the amount of symmetry a particle has.

The interactions of these particles within their fields constitutes what we see as physical reality.

What Vasiliev and Fradkin are saying is this:

  • The spin numbers are endless and so, therefore, are the fields.

  • Time can be seen as the result of the interaction of  higher-dimensional field sets with the “normal”, 3-dimensional field set.

  • Along the way, it neatly backhands String Theory into the gutter it belongs in.

And there you have it, folks: Infinite Field, Endless Light.

As I have been saying.

3 responses to “Infinite Field, Endless Light

  1. Thanks for the cite. Will read up on it. Just curious, how do you see V&F's theory precluding String Theory. I've read a lot of Haramein, and the gravity-spin approach in Unified Field Theory dovetails with what you're saying here. But I don't know that it necessarily excludes String Theory. Picture say, the skirt on a Whirling Dervish as one of the vibrating strings (that is both particle – as a skirt – and wave – as the fabric has folds) add to that the spin and voila, the two approaches are saying similar things. How else do you see this? I'm just a hobbyist, so I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks ~zm


  2. Hey zm,Thanks for commenting!Admittedly, I was schooled in most of the theoretical physice I've internalised at a time when String Theory was not widely taught, and thus have the deep distaste for it that entrenched older-school physicists often have.But I think that the Vasiliev theory would negate the necessity for seeing the universe in terms of branes and particles-as-strings, as it posits a potentially unlimited number of spin fields with whch to account for phenomena both observed and as yet unobserved.'Spin'is just a name for the number of times we have to rotate a particle to get it back to its originally observed state. Vasiliev theory seems to be making Strings an unnecessary encumbrance in our description of the cosmos- and seems to be limting the number of fields available as well.Also – well -that ungainly curling-up of dimensions necessitated by String Theory has never sat well with me!Love,Terri in Joburg


  3. Hi Terri, thank you so much for your reply. Quite thoughtful about the 2 theories. I'll have to read more. I can see how infinite fields would be preferrable to the various n=# solutions suggested by ST. And it's so fascinating to think about spin in the terms as you've described. Relates to everything, doesn't it? 🙂 peace, and thanks again for your resonant posts, zm


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