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"The Man from the 9 Dimensions" (1/1/2018 - 30/6/2018)

 

The Man from the 9 Dimensions

"Why is the Universe the way it is?"

"How did it come into existence?"

Every child has wondered about these questions, but when grown up none of them will keep searching for the answers except for a few such as scientists.

In this show, scientists have been hunting a strange being with the name T.o.E.. Scientists believe that all the mysteries of the physical world will be solved if they catch him, but whenever they manage to track him down and are just an inch from seizing him, he suddenly vanishes, leaving the scientists in astonishment. Yet he is keen to bring the audiences on a fantastical journey to his world.

You will be invited to traverse space and time, from the world of the infinitesimally small to the vastness of the macroscopic world of space, and from the present day to the distant past, up to the birth of the Universe. What lies at the end of this journey is something that will change how we perceive reality forever.

Who in the world is T.o.E.? Will scientists ever catch him? Let's embark on the journey to the hyperspace in the 3D Dome Show "The Man from the 9 Dimensions".

 

"The Man from the 9 Dimensions" Trailer
 

elementary particles
Scientists once thought that atoms were the smallest unit of all matter. Later, they found particles even smaller than atoms, called "elementary particles". Since the discovery of electron in 1897, scientists have spent over a century and found 17 different elementary particles.

particle accelerator
Scientists use particle accelerator to investigate the elementary particles. A particle accelerator propels particles such as protons to approach the speed of light, and then makes them collide with each other under high-energy conditions. Analyzing the data of the collision debris can bring about the discovery of new elementary particles.

superstring theory
Besides experiment, scientists also use mathematics as a tool to develop new theories, in order to solve the problem of inapplicability of current theory of gravity at extremely small scale—such as during the beginning of the Universe. The superstring theory, which is the most prevailing theory among the new theories, states that the most basic element is not "elementary particles", but the "one-dimensionally widening strings of energy". Instead of 17 elementary particles, one string express all, and the different ways of string vibration are expressing various kinds of elementary particles.

Calabi-Yau Space
According to the superstring theory, the Universe is not enough to be expressed with 3 dimensions of space, which is familiar to us. Instead, a 9-dimensional space is needed. The extra six dimensions make the so-called "Calabi-Yau Space". Since the Calabi-Yau Space is folded very compactly, we can neither see nor feel it.

Calabi-Yau Space is named after mathematicians Eugenio Calabi and Shing-Tung Yau. Yau had spent his childhood and teenage years in Hong Kong and studied for his doctorate in the United States. He won the Fields Medal, considered as the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics, in 1982.

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Scientific advisor: Hirosi Ooguri / Director: Takashi Shimizu 
Planning, Production and Copyright: Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
Official Homepage: http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/sp/9dimensions/en/

Show Period : 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018
Place : Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Admission Fees : Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
- Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above
- Children under 3 years old will not be admitted
Duration : 30 minutes
Show Schedule : Please refer to Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule
Ticketing : Please refer to "Ticketing Information"
- Advance booking up to one week is available
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- Telephone credit card booking : 2111 5999
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