Maria Spiropulu explores higher dimensions.
"Physics is not my job; It's my life.
Dr. Maria Spiropulu is a physicist studying higher dimensions of space and totally new realities. She wants to "blow your mind" with her theories. She's interested in string theory and gravitons. She also plays the drums. My favorite quote from the NY Times (Sept 29, 2003): "Once I make my 6-D graviton, it heads off into the extra dimensions."
Is the world really 10-dimensional? At Fermilab's Tevatron, Maria hopes to see particles disappearing into an extra dimension, like little balls oozing into a hyperreality or a fifth dimension. In some experiments, a proton and antiproton may collide, producing a graviton, which mediates the gravitational force. The graviton may sail off our universal "brane" into the fifth dimension, leaving behind a tremor in our ordinary reality.