• Corpus ID: 248834517

Soap bubbles on the surface of a liquid: a playful universe in 3+1 dimensions, a real universe in 4+1 dimensions

  title={Soap bubbles on the surface of a liquid: a playful universe in 3+1 dimensions, a real universe in 4+1 dimensions},
  author={Henri Bartholin and Bernard Barbara},
Very simple experiments based on an analogy between two theories __ gravitation and capillarity __ allowed us to construct a 2-dimensional-space toy-universe (U2D) composed of the surface of a 3D water tank with floating soap bubbles and bubble clusters. The experiments performed with or without a “black hole” suggest that our visible universe (U3D) is composed of the 3D “surface” of a 4D universe essentially filled with a heavy fluid that, interestingly, possesses all the properties presently… 

Figures from this paper


Growth of linear perturbations in a universe with superfluid dark matter
The Lambda-Cold Dark Matter (ΛCDM) model agrees with most of the cosmological observations, but has some hindrances from observed data at smaller scales such as galaxies. Recently, Berezhiani and
Tidal Disruptions of Main-sequence Stars. I. Observable Quantities and Their Dependence on Stellar and Black Hole Mass
This paper introduces a series of papers presenting a quantitative theory for the tidal disruption of main-sequence stars by supermassive black holes. Using fully general relativistic hydrodynamics
Origins and demographics of wandering black holes
We characterise the population of wandering black holes, defined as those physically offset from their halo centres, in the Romulus cosmological simulations. Unlike most other currently available
Chandra Observations of Abell 2261 Brightest Cluster Galaxy, a Candidate Host to a Recoiling Black Hole
We use Chandra X-ray observations to look for evidence of a recoiling black hole from the brightest cluster galaxy in Abell 2261 (A2261-BCG). A2261-BCG is a strong candidate for a recoiling black
The contact phase expected to precede the coalescence of two massive stars is poorly characterized due to the paucity of observational constraints. Here we report on the discovery of VFTS 352, an
The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: confirmation of a disappearing star
We present Hubble Space Telescope imaging confirming the optical disappearance of the failed supernova (SN) candidate identified by Gerke, Kochanek & Stanek. This ∼25 M⊙ red supergiant experienced a
Extraction of Rotational Energy from a Black Hole
THERE has been considerable interest recently in the question of the gravitational collapse of a massive body and of the possible astrophysical consequences of the existence of the “black hole” which
Astrophysical Black Holes: A Compact Pedagogical Review
Black holes are among the most extreme objects that can be found in the Universe and an ideal laboratory for testing fundamental physics. Here, the basic properties of black holes as expected from
Discovery of a nearby 1700 km s−1 star ejected from the Milky Way by Sgr A*
We present the serendipitous discovery of the fastest main-sequence hyper-velocity star (HVS) by the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5). The star S5-HVS1 is a ∼2.35 M⊙ A-type star