Kaluza Klein Theory and Higher Dimensions

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Kaluza Klein Theory and Higher Dimensions I. Introduction Human civilization has always been characterized by our ceaseless curiosity and awe for what we do not comprehend. Our wonder for what lies beyond the scope of our daily lives has been the driving force for innovation and advancement. The intensity of our fascination for what lie beyond is consummately personified in the late astrologer and philosopher Giordano Bruno(1548-1600). Captivated by gazing into the night sky, Bruno dreamed of a homogenous universe(reference to phy-312) with a multitude suns with earth like planets rotating about them just like our own solar system. Publicly hailed a heretic, Bruno was rejected from scientific and religious communities alike. Even after being excommunicated by three different churches and denounced at Oxford University, Bruno held on tight to his beliefs. His ideas would eventually lead him to the stake where he was burned to death on charges of heresy and opposing the catholic faith. Bruno’s death served as indispensable sacrifice for modern day cosmology and our scientific community. It ultimately marked the beginning of humanity’s questioning of whether our world is actually what tradition tells us. Whether if it was Einstein questioning Newton’s long held laws of motions or Bohr questioning Einstein’s beliefs on quantum mechanics, history has repeatedly shown that curiosity about what we do not know is integral towards the advancement of science. In Bruno’s

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