Predictions

The fol­lowing is a par­tial list of the geo­metric con­se­quences (and there­fore pre­dic­tions) of quantum space theory (qst):

  1. Although the super­fluid vacuum is non-relativistic, small fluc­tu­a­tions in the super­fluid back­ground should obey Lorentz sym­metry. This means that for low momenta con­di­tions the theory expects to cap­ture the expec­ta­tions of gen­eral rel­a­tivity. But at high energy and high momenta con­di­tions the theory projects Newtonian expec­ta­tions over rel­a­tivistic ones. Therefore, the theory pre­dicts that when mas­sive objects are accel­er­ated to near the speed of light they will exhibit effects that will con­tra­dict gen­eral rel­a­tivity in favor of Newtonian projections.
  2. the geom­etry of qst pre­dicts that there is a max­imum and min­imum limit for space­time cur­va­ture. The ratio of a circle’s cir­cum­fer­ence to its diam­eter can be used to rep­re­sent these limits. In regions of zero cur­va­ture this ratio takes on the value of 3.141592653… or π. A quan­tized geom­etry requires that a max­imum cut off for cur­va­ture also exists, which leads to a min­imum opposing value for this ratio. Work is cur­rently underway to show that when quan­ti­za­tion is defined on the Planck scale the most con­trasting value for this ratio will be 0.302822121… a number we are rep­re­senting with the Cyrillic letter ж (pro­nounced zhe). This number, along with π and the five Planck para­me­ters of quan­tized space­time (lP, mP, tP, AP, TP,π and ж), qst pre­dicts the values of 31 of the con­stants of Nature with extreme pre­ci­sion!  See the Constants of Nature page.
  3. The theory pre­dicts that tem­per­a­ture depen­dent phase changes exist in space – regions where the average geo­metric con­nec­tivity of the quanta of space tran­si­tion from one state to another. Furthermore, the theory pre­dicts that because the back­ground tem­per­a­ture of the uni­verse is cooling (the average wave­length of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is decreasing), the frac­tion of space char­ac­ter­ized by the denser geom­etry should become more preva­lent with time.
  4. qst pre­dicts that, based on quan­ti­za­tion, the number of dimen­sions in super­sym­metric geome­tries are bound by the fol­lowing sequence: f(n) = 3n + n, where n = a whole number. Supersymmetric geome­tries are there­fore pre­dicted to be avail­able in (4, 11, 30, 85, 248, 735, 2194, 6569, 19692…) dimen­sions. As of 2008, 248 dimen­sions was the highest con­firmed super­sym­metric manifold.
  5. The theory pre­dicts that the average radii of dark matter haloes should decrease as the energy output of the host galaxy decreases. It pre­dicts that by com­paring con­tem­po­rary haloes we should find that the average radii of these haloes should depend on the energy output of the host galaxy and that the fur­ther the back­ground tem­per­a­ture of space drops below the tem­per­a­ture of the crit­ical phase tran­si­tion the smaller the average radii of dark matter haloes should be. It fol­lows from this that the radii of local dark matter haloes should decrease in the future (with a depen­dence on its host galaxy’s output).
  6. the geom­etry of qst require effects that appear to map to the effects of gravity, elec­tro­mag­netism, the weak and strong nuclear forces. When a full math­e­mat­ical for­malism is com­pleted it should be able to deter­mine whether or not those effects dic­tated by the geom­etry of qst pre­cisely match the strengths we mea­sure for those effects in Nature. The pre­dic­tion of qst is that they do.
  7. qst also depicts the dynam­ical ori­gins of the wave equa­tion. This sheds new light on state reduc­tion or wave col­lapse. It sug­gests that wave col­lapse is a quality that depends upon a dimen­sion­ally reduced van­tage – merely a glimpse of the deeper dynamics occur­ring on the whole. Therefore, qst pre­dicts that deter­minism can be restored into a com­pete for­malism.
  8. qst pre­dicts that, ura­nium in grav­i­ta­tional field “A” will decay dif­fer­ently from ura­nium in grav­i­ta­tional field “B” if the mag­ni­tude of the two fields are dif­ferent. Near a black hole there is more space­time cur­va­ture – a higher spa­tial den­sity – and this means that the sea of space­time quanta is less likely to pro­vide an avail­able ‘tunnel’ for a par­ticle to sail through. In higher spa­tial den­si­ties it becomes more dif­fi­cult for any object larger than a single quantum to move through the super­spa­tial dimen­sions without inter­acting with any other quanta of space.
  9. The theory pre­dicts that quantum tun­neling should be less fre­quent in regions of greater cur­va­ture (regions with a greater den­sity of space quanta). Therefore, the fre­quency of quantum tun­neling in our uni­verse should be increasing with time (it increases as the back­ground tem­per­a­ture of space decreases). Since stellar processes depend upon quantum tun­neling, it may be prac­tical to test for changes in the con­tri­bu­tion of quantum tun­neling to those stellar processes with cur­rent technology.
  10. the geom­etry of qst pre­dicts that illog­ical infini­ties can be elim­i­nated within our axiomatic frame­work and that any over­whelming increase of func­tional freedom can be avoided due to the addi­tional dimen­sions in that map.
  11. qst pre­dicts that the inte­rior edges of dark matter haloes should have been fur­ther out from the cen­ters of their galaxies in the dis­tant past because the back­ground tem­per­a­ture of space was higher. As space has cooled these haloes should have reduced their inte­rior radii. Galaxies that give birth to little to no stars and gen­erate little heat should have dark matter haloes with sta­tis­ti­cally dimin­ished radii. This con­di­tion can be checked for by com­paring dark matter haloes from the dis­tant past to more recent haloes, and by com­paring the size of haloes to the average internal tem­per­a­ture of the host galaxy. If we find sev­eral suc­ces­sively dis­tant Einstein rings and or spiral galaxies with polar rings dis­persed throughout the vast regions of space­time then we should be able to com­pare obser­va­tion with the pre­dic­tions of qst in rela­tion to the changing inner radius of dark matter haloes as the uni­verse has cooled.
  12. another test for this pic­ture will come from mea­sure­ments of the internal tem­per­a­ture of space within spiral galaxies com­pared to the tem­per­a­tures inside bar-shaped galaxies. We should find that over time spiral disk galaxies should col­lapse into rotating bar-shaped galaxies unless they are sta­bi­lized by a phase change in space­time itself, which would have the effect of appearing as an embedded spher­ical dis­tri­b­u­tion of matter (a warp in space­time) in the galaxy itself. This means that on average spiral galaxies that have col­lapsed, or are col­lapsing into, bar-shaped galaxies should be warmer in tem­per­a­ture than stable spi­raled disk galaxies of the same mass. This increase in tem­per­a­ture would push the inte­rior edge of the galaxy’s dark matter halo out­ward – beyond the reach of the spi­raled arms – and would, there­fore, allow the col­lapse to pro­ceed toward bar-shape. Cooler galactic tem­per­a­tures, on the other hand, will pro­duce dark matter haloes that begin within reach of the spi­raled arms and will, there­fore, sta­bi­lized the spi­raled disk shape. By checking for these tem­per­a­ture dif­fer­ences and cor­re­la­tions we can test some of the pre­dic­tions of this model.
  13. The theory leads us to expect that when the highest-energy gamma rays reach us from extremely dis­tant super­nova, they should be less red-shifted in pro­por­tion to the dif­fer­ence in time between the arrival of the gamma rays and the remaining wave­lengths divided by the travel time of the longer wavelengths.