Ripples in Time and Space, Part 2

Hah! Or should I say, Eureka! There is definitely a way to isolate the effects of gravity on a quantum scale and detect tachyons! Even though they don’t interact with ordinary matter, everything I’ve read says that if gravitons aren’t restricted to our spacetime then they can interact with tachyons!

And that might even help explain all those phenomena that have been puzzling cosmologists for so long. Just think, matter that can only interact gravitationally with the rest of the universe, and which might not interact as we expect it. For imaginary matter, gravity might be repulsive, for example. So there you have an explanation for “dark energy” right off: it’s the effects of imaginary mass that we can’t actually detect. Perhaps there are tachyon solar systems hovering just nearby and brushing past us every so often, interacting so faintly that we barely notice!

I know, I’m not making sense, but then who’s going to read this diary anyway? Me, I guess, so I should probably be more specific. It’d be terrible if I forgot the details of my idea.

On second thoughts, this is the wrong place to write it down. I’ll never find it again if I don’t set it down properly.

In any case, I’ve just discovered I’m in entirely the wrong field for this. I need a cosmologist, an expert in gravitational waves or general relativity, and someone who knows how you go about getting a probe sent into space. And that’s just for starters. I always knew that astronomy and particle physics had a lot in common, but if I can pull this off they’ll never be the same again.

You can find the complete version of Ripples in Time and Space, Part 2 in issue 57 of TBD.

Joanna McKenzie