The recent New York Times article, “The story of our Universe may be starting to unravel” highlighting the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) discovery of fully formed galaxies earlier than expected, has sparked significant interest and debate among scientists and astronomers. However, some experts, like physicist Mr. Subhajit Waugh, believe the article merely scratches the surface of a much larger scientific revolution that could be on the horizon.
Mr. Waugh asserts that the crisis in cosmology, as revealed by JWST, is just the beginning. He argues that physics itself is in severe crisis, with conflicting principles at its core. The connection between these two pillars of science has not been adequately explored in the NYT article. He suggests that JWST, along with two next-generation telescopes—the European Euclid and Japanese XRISM X-Ray telescopes—have the potential to revolutionise science, particularly in the fields of physics and cosmology.
However, Mr. Waugh raises a warning: if the American scientific community does not capitalise on JWST’s revelations to drive a paradigm shift in science, Europe or Japan may take the lead in the next scientific revolution. He emphasises that the time to act is running out.
In agreement with the New York Times article, Mr. Waugh believes that we may be at a critical juncture where we need to reconsider the standard model of cosmology and potentially redefine fundamental aspects of our universe. This conceptual revolution could have far-reaching implications beyond the realm of science.
He points out the necessity of revisiting our understanding of SpaceTime, which is fundamental to all scientific endeavors. If this concept is flawed, it could lead science in the wrong direction.
Mr. Waugh summarised: Physics is derailed (Ref. 1) and cosmology is in crisis (Ref. 2). Our concept of SpaceTime is faulty (Ref. 3, 4) and our mathematics is shaky (Ref. 5, 6). We are wrong about shape and size of the universe (Ref. 7). A tsunami sized ‘scientific revolution’ is coming (Ref. 8, 9, 10).
Ref. 1 (A): Physicist congratulates ‘International Physics Olympiad’ awardees, and urges them to rescue Physics from present crisis
Ref. 1 (B): World’s largest physics conference in Las Vegas will be grand; but will it be worthwhile?
Ref. 2 (A): Six major cracks have appeared in the standard model of cosmology. Is it wrong?
Ref. 2 (B): Shape and size of our universe: challenging the Standard Model of Cosmology
Ref. 3: The biggest mistake in Science: Space and Time do not fuse into SpaceTime continuum.
Ref. 4: Time itself is not the fourth dimension, but emerges due to motion along fourth space dimension
Ref. 5: Science is standing on shaky mathematical pillars, which guarantees a scientific revolution
Ref. 6: RRCAT Physicist Claims Correct Representation of Imaginary Numbers May Unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Ref. 7: We are wrong about the shape and size of our universe: RRCAT Physicist provides a new model of universe.
Ref. 8: Euclid telescope will revolutionize science, overthrow ruling scientific theories, and usher paradigm shift in science.
Ref. 9: Europe’s Euclid telescope can beat NASA’s James Webb telescope, making Europe the leader of another scientific revolution.
Ref. 10: Scientist predicts Japan, the ‘land of the rising sun’, will soon become the ‘rising sun’ in X-ray astronomy