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A surge of attacks against classical GR

A decade ago, an organized movement of hardcore crackpots began its public assaults against string theory.<p>Because most of the central results of the …

Murray Gell-Mann on foundations of quantum mechanics

Last Monday, Murray Gell-Mann celebrated his 85th birthday: congratulations!<p>As far as I remember, I have never published a blog post that would be …

Quantum Field Theory: Past, Present and Future | Not Even Wrong

Video is now available of David Gross’s colloquium this past week at NYU, which had the title Quantum Field Theory: Past, Present and Future. It’s …

A conversation with Nima Arkani-Hamed

On behalf of the Science Museum in London, science historian Graham Farmelo hosted a conversation with a top particle physicist of his generation, …

Robbert Dijkgraaf

When Robbert Dijkgraaf was 15 years old, he read his first article about elementary particle physics in Scientific American.<p>“From that moment I was …

Adimensional gravity

Natalie Wolchover wrote a good article for the Simons Foundation,<p>At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale<p>about Agravity, a provoking paper by …

Ingenious: Alan Lightman - Issue 16: Nothingness

Alan Lightman was waiting for me by a post office in small-town Maine. “I’m not going to be able to say anything interesting enough,” he told me …

Richard Feynman

Why “Hawking Radiation” Was Almost “Feynman Radiation” - Facts So Romantic

<i>Nautilus</i>’ Ingenious this month, Alan Lightman, is a successful writer and physicist, and one of the very rare people to receive an appointment in …

It's always harmful to attach negative adjectives to quantum mechanics

Sabine Hossenfelder attended a global summit dedicated to the question whether it's right for science writers to present quantum mechanics as spooky, …

Use the Moment Map, not Noether’s Theorem | Not Even Wrong

For a fourth provocative slogan about quantum mechanics I’ve chosen:<p>Use the moment map, not Noether’s Theorem.<p>Pretty much every physics textbook …

Quantum Mechanics

‘Elementary particles may be thought of as small black holes’

Ashoke Sen, String Theory expert from Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is one of the three recipients of the Dirac Medal awarded by …

Quantum Mechanics

Ashoke Sen: elementary particles are small black holes

<b>Three string theorists added as Dirac Medal winners</b><p>On August 8th of every year, the Abdus Salam Institute in Trieste, Italy chooses up to three …

David Gross: why do we have faith in string theory

David Gross has given lots and lots of vision talks at various string conferences but this time, in June 2014, he focused on string theory and the …

Maldacena's bound on statistical significance

When Juan Maldacena began his Strings 2014 talk after so many speakers who have displayed their eloquence back in June,<p>JM: Geometry and Quantum …

Deep Learning Relies on Renormalization, Physicists Find

Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are …

Physics

Newton Medal winner (2010): Edward Witten

Artur Avila Is First Brazilian Mathematician to Win Fields Medal

It was pouring rain on a chilly spring day, and Artur Avila was marooned at the University of Paris Jussieu campus, minus the jacket he had misplaced …

Do stringy electrons spin faster than light?

<b>No. String theory's resolution of the old paradox is a sign of the hidden cleverness of string theory.</b><p>After he read some of my essays on the …

Identical electrons in a nose you touched

<b>Impenetrability of matter proves that generic questions about the intermediate evolution can't have sharp classical answers</b><p>Sabine Hossenfelder wrote …