Is Our Entire Universe Held Together By One Mysterious Number?

by: Seeker     Published on: 28 April 2019

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1/137 is a universal constant that determines how stars burn, how chemical reactions happen, and if it were off by just a few percentage points—all of this might not even be here. But what happens if it shifts?Watch more Focal Point! | Read More:There's a Glitch At The Edge of The Universe That Could Remake Physics ‘String theory, one well-backed bet for a next-generation theory of physics, proposes the existence of tiny, curled-up dimensions we can’t see. That has effects on things like alpha.”Humankind’s Existentially Lucky Numbers “With every event, forking paths of possibilities branch out into the future. Pick one of the multitude that didn’t become real, and you might have the plot for a good counterfactual novel.”A Brief History of The Grand Unified Theory of Everything we ask, “Why are we here?,” at a fundamental level we may as well be asking, “Why is the Higgs here?” And the Standard Model gives no answer to this question.Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.Visit the Seeker website Subscribe now! on Twitter on Facebook Seeker