Friday, January 14, 2005

Nima clarifies friendly landscape

This is not a real article, just an announcement: under the article
Nima Arkani-Hamed, a co-author of the paper and arguably the leader of current particle physics, gives a rather detailed explanation of his viewpoints and the really attractive features of these models. So I hope that this answer of him will increase the number of visitors in interested in physics, and it will double their average IQ! :-)

Also, Jacques Distler describes the article about the predictive landscapes here.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for these postings. I for one feel like my IQ
    is improving (:>).
    I am glad to see that at least some people are now getting over the shock of the possible existence
    of the landscape and turn the idea into something useful.

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  3. What have you done to merit such heartless chastisement? Sad to say, freedom of speech has its downside. Let loose the blog administrator one more time.

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  5. Lubos,

    Sorry to get off topic, but I'd like to plug my blog http://web.mit.edu/guarrera/www/blog.htm . I tell you because reading your blog was mostly the inspiration for making my own..

    thanks!

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  6. If you do not follow this history, you will never understand what Nima Arkani-Hamed, Sava Dimopoulos, and Gia Dvali been doing with extra dimensions.

    How important is it Lubos to have this background(information wise) in order to comprehend the landscape?

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  7. Hi Plato,

    I think that none of details of the models of large extra dimensions play any significant role in this new friendly landscape business - they're just different models based on different ideas to solve similar questions (such as the hierarchy problem).

    Best
    Lubos

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