This is the most exciting physics article I’ve read all year!

**“Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.”**

It’s called the amplituhedron.

Why is it so exciting?

“The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. **Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like “amplituhedron,” which yields an equivalent one-term expression.”**

The suggestion is that space and time – until now considered the very fundamentals of the universe – may be illusory and, instead, a property of the amplituhedron.

Bucky Fuller and Plato both always thought the universe would one day be explained by the properties of geometry. Looks like they might have been right!

*Related*

Seems Bucky Fuller and Plato were right – the world is geometry…

The stockMarkethedron – the jewel at the heart of financial markets !

http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.1281