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 0.085424543135(14), 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, stabilize 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.