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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… 

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