TCI interCaribbean launches new Tortola flights

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 5, 2017 – Providenciales – interCaribbean Airways celebrating 25 years of continuous service is pleased to announce new schedule services from Tortola to five new cities this winter season, making 22 cities served.New services will begin from February 1, 2018 with nonstop flights from Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) to: –St Thomas (STT) (Cyril E. King Airport                                                                                           2 flights dailySt Croix, (Henry E Rholsen Airport)                                                                                                 1 flight dailySint Maarten (SXM) (Princess Juliana International Airport)                                           2 flight dailyDominica (DOM) (Douglas-Charles Airport                                                                               3 flights weeklyOne stop to Castries, St Lucia (SLU) continuing from Dominica (DOM),                   3 flights weeklyToday interCaribbean provides competitively priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.“We believe interCaribbean is the first schedule airline to offer 7 nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean. Our planned connections current and new are designed to minimize layover times.Founded as Inter Island Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the airline started as a charter service, and embarked on a program of adding scheduled international destinations, gradually adding larger and faster aircraft.“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market continues to grow and is coming along nicely,” said Mr. Gardiner.   There are now a lot of connections between residents of the destinations we serve, and, by offering new connective options we hope to stimulate an increase in tourist and business travel in the region.interCaribbean entered the BVI market in 2016 with direct flights between the BVI and Antigua, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.   By July 2017, the airline introduced three, weekly scheduled direct flights between the BVI and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.For more information on destinations and reservations, visit www.intercaribbean.com Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

String theory researchers simulate bigbang on supercomputer

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A trio of Japanese physicists have applied a reformulation of string theory, called IIB, whereby matrices are used to describe the properties of the physical universe, on a supercomputer, to effectively show that the universe spontaneously ballooned in three directions, leaving the other six dimensions tightly wrapped, as string theory has predicted all along. Their work, as described in a paper pre-published on the arXiv server and soon to appear in Physical Review Letters, in effect, describes the birth of the universe. Simple beauties of math: Harvard professor views nature itself through geometry’s clear lens Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: String theory researchers simulate big-bang on supercomputer (2011, December 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-theory-simulate-big-bang-supercomputer.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Expanding (3+1)-dimensional universe from a Lorentzian matrix model for superstring theory in (9+1)-dimensions, arXiv:1108.1540v2 [hep-th] arxiv.org/abs/1108.1540AbstractWe reconsider the matrix model formulation of type IIB superstring theory in (9+1)-dimensional space-time. Unlike the previous proposal in which the Wick rotation was used to make the model well-defined, we regularize the Lorentzian model by introducing infrared cutoffs in both the spatial and temporal directions. Monte Carlo studies reveal that the two cutoffs can be removed in the large-N limit and that the theory thus obtained has no parameters other than one scale parameter. Moreover, we find that three out of nine spatial directions start to expand at some “critical time”, after which the space has SO(3) symmetry instead of SO(9).via PhysicsWorld © 2011 PhysOrg.com String theory, as most are aware, is the combining of quantum mechanics with the theory of general relativity, which is supposed to be the “theory of everything”; one single theory that can sum up and describe everything that takes place in the universe. A pretty tall order to be sure, but one that thus far has proven to be useful in describing such disparate phenomena as electromagnetism, gravity and the working’s of black holes. The problem with string theory thus far though has been that because of its very nature, it’s been very difficult to prove its real, i.e. that there are actually nine dimensions, with time as a tenth, and that rather than an infinite number of particle points forming the basis of everything, it’s all instead made of an infinite number of lines that oscillate, called strings. Complicating matters is the fact that we can only see three of those dimensions, because, theoretically, the other six are scrunched down into tiny structures called Calabi-Yau manifolds.To get around these problems, the researchers turned to the IIB matrix model, which is where string theory is represented using an infinitely large matrix; though in this case, it was scaled down to just 32×32 for practical purposes. The team modeled such a matrix on a supercomputer then replicated it to create hundreds of thousands of matrices each simulating the very first moments of the universe. They then ran the simulation for two months averaging the results as they went. The simulation allowed the team to in essence watch as the universe reached the expansion point during the big bang. But more importantly, they were able to see all nine dimensions appear, as if on cue, in three directions, with six of them remaining wrapped tightly, just as string theory has suggested happened during the birth of the universe.The team next plans to see if they can model how quantum space-time evolves into the one we now perceive around us, by building bigger models using larger matrices.last_img read more