New experiment may confirm fifth state of matter in the Universe | Science and Technology
A new experiment could prove that the Universe has a fifth state of Matter
An experiment that could confirm the fifth state of matter in the universe – and change physics as we know it – has been published in a new paper from the University of Portsmouth.
Physicist Dr Melvin Wopson has already published research suggesting that information has mass and that all elementary particles, the smallest known building blocks of the universe, store information about themselves, the way Humans have DNA.
Now, they have devised an experiment that – if proven correct – means they may have discovered that information is a fifth form of matter, along with solids, liquids, gases, and plasma.
Dr. Wopson said: "This will be a eureka moment because it will change physics as we know it and expand our understanding of the universe. But it will not conflict with any of the existing laws of physics."
"It does not contradict quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics or classical mechanics. It complements physics with something new and incredibly exciting."
Dr. Wopson's previous research shows that information is the fundamental building block of the universe and that it has physical mass.
He also claims that the information may be the elusive dark matter that makes up about a third of the universe.
He added: "If we assume that information is physical and has mass, and that elementary particles have the DNA of information about themselves, how can we prove this? My latest paper is about putting these theories to the test. so that they can be taken seriously by the scientific community."
Dr. Wopson's experiment proposes how to detect and measure information in an elementary particle using particle-antiparticle collisions.
He said: "The information in an electron is 22 million times smaller than its mass, but we can measure the information content by erasing it.
"We know that when you collide a particle of matter with a particle of antimatter, they annihilate each other. And the information from the particle has to go somewhere when it is destroyed."
The annihilation process converts all remaining mass of the particles into energy, usually gamma photons. Any particle with information is converted into a low-energy infrared photon.
In the study, Dr. Wopson predicts the precise energy of infrared photons as a result of the loss of information.
Dr. Wopson believes that his work may demonstrate that information is a major component of everything in the universe and that a new area of physics research may emerge.