• Question: How would you travel to alternate dimensions

    Asked by Jonathan Byers to Gavin, Karen, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 15 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      I have absolutely no idea! 😛

      First, we don’t actually know if alternate dimensions exist – they’re just part of a theory which helps explain how the Universe formed and what exactly space-time is. But they haven’t been experimentally seen or proven.

      I’m also not sure if you’d like to travel to an alternate dimension, if they existed. You’d never know what type of Universe you’d pop out into – maybe in that Universe, everything is made of cheese, or the Earth never formed, or everything is ruled over by giant spider-ants! And you mightn’t be able to come back!!

    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      I’m like Mark: no clue! There’s obviously loads of different takes on it in SciFi, with I think my favourite being in the TV show Fringe (which I highly recommend if you haven’t seen it, great show) where there are weak spots in the material between universes, but in reality, I’m sure if and how it could work…as Mark said, we don’t even know if there are alternate dimensions yet!

    • Photo: Michel Destrade

      Michel Destrade answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      But if you travelled to them, they wouldn’t be alternate any more, they’d be part of reality!