Hello William,

I say Georg was Russian because he was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I am aware that he died in Germany but he did not move there until he was 11 and has been called both German and Russian before, depending on which text you’re reading. As for entering the fifth dimension I understand that it may sound absurd, but many theories of science have sounded absurd in the past. Take black holes, for example. No one would think that such a powerful, ridiculous morphing of spacetime could be real. They sound like exaggerations of science fiction. And yet here we are a century after they were first predicted, now with an iconic picture of a black hole’s event horizon.

Perhaps in a century we will better understand the dimensions of our universe — whether there only be four or many more beyond that. But in science it is always important to keep an open mind. And it’s important for the public to keep an open mind as well. That is what I truly aim to accomplish with my more speculative articles.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. It’s been interesting to read your thoughts!

Happy holidays,


Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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