The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Friday, July 03, 2015
Sir Nicholas Winton won't get his Peace Nobel Prize anymore
Sir Nicholas Winton died on July 1st at age of 106+ years (respiratory problems). He has been repeatedly nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize...
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Introduction to double field theory 1/2
Guest blog by Olaf Hohm of MIT First of all I would like to thank Luboš for giving me the opportunity to write a guest blog on double fiel...
The Hindu: an interview with Ed Witten
A big portion of the world's string theorists gathered in Bengalúru, India last week. The local newspapers have published a couple of st...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Tsipras' surrender letter: the timing of a loser
To sell while you are crumbling is too late Twelve hours ago, at midnight Prague Summer Time, Greece became the first country that defaul...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Memories, asymptotic symmetries, and soft theorems
Last Monday, the Strings 2015 annual conference started in Bengalúru, India. Now it's over. Wit...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Puerto Rico and Greece: a comparison of two defaults
Excessive pensions and similar expenses are always the main problem The center-left populist gover...
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Gay marriage: constitutional revisionism is extremely dangerous
I have nothing against gays. My co-existence with gays has been very good and dozens of witnesses exist to confirm my extraordinary toleranc...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Referendum about survival 5 days after death?
During the night, the world has learned about a shocker. It is the first one among the "unpleas...
Friday, June 26, 2015
Muslim world is unsafe for Western tourists
Three Islamist attacks took place today. Some injuries in a mosque Kuwait, a beheaded manager in a U.S. company in France; and 28 or more pe...
Quantum computers won't end people's confusion about quantum mechanics
On his blog Štetl optimized , MIT complexity theorist Scott Aaronson announced an essay he wrote for PBS, Can Quantum Computing Reveal the ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Greece: complete surrender or full collapse
For two or three days, the world was fed by the news that a Greek proposal has impressed the creditors and the deal was around the corner. W...
Confederate flag has at least the same right to fly as Quran
In Germany and Czechia, among other countries, the sale of the Nazi symbols (and the promotion of th...
CMS cooling magnet glitch not serious, detector will run
Two weeks ago, Adam Falkowski propagated the following Twitter rumor : LHC rumor: serious problems with the CMS magnet. Possibly, little ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Strings 2015: India
I think that the cost-and-benefit analysis implies that it's not a good idea for me to describe most of the talks at the annual string...
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Locality, nonlocality, and anti-quantum zealots
Quantum field theories and string theory, the two most viable types of quantum mechanical theories, respect the Lorentz invariance, the basi...
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