The substratum visualization

Is physics weird at a fundamental level? Does a particle take two paths? Do worlds split? Is time an illusion?

We don’t think so. Physics is not weird in the substratum visualization. We develop this approach to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, from the bottom up. We hope to leave you with strong visuals, intuition, and sanity.

A substratum (“fabric”) simply obeys the equations of GR or QM. We do not claim it being the correct “deeper reality.” There is no new theory, only visualizations and metaphors of standard theory.

Lectures (3d animations)


Substratum vs. medium vs. interpretation. (video)

Quantum mechanics

  1. A quantum substratum for entanglement and EPR. (video)
  2. The block universe. (video)
  3. More coming…

General relativity

GR uses the math of curved surfaces. So we can visualize GR with a substratum that obeys the same math.

  1. What is curvature? In 2 dimensions, it’s a deformation within 2d, or a buckling out into a third dimension. (video)
  2. Curvature in 3 and 4 dimensions, Schwarzschild spacetime. (video)
  3. Slow light, bending light. (video)
  4. Space moves: spinning black hole, Kerr. (video)
  5. Wormholes, time machines. (video)
  6. Space expands: Big Bang, horizons, gravitational waves. (video)

Contentious topics:

  1. Can you fall into a black hole? (video)
  2. Can black holes form? (Coming later)

Special relativity

  1. Start with the three basic phenomena – length contraction, time dilation, clock desynchronization – and then discover that c is measured to be constant, and that you cannot tell which frame is at absolute rest. (video)