Saturday, February 06, 2016

LIGO Rumors











Rumor has it both LIGO observatories have reported 5.1 sigma evidence of a binary black hole merger.  Results are expected to be announced Feb. 11th.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AQG 2015


















Beginning next week, Advances in Quantum Gravity 2015 (AQG 2015) will begin.  Some of the most innovative young theorists in the world will gather to discuss the latest research in quantum gravity and unified field theory.  The conference is invitation only, with participants sharing the latest ideas from all major approaches to quantum gravity, in a formalism independent setting.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hawking on Black Hole Information Loss (Again)

At a conference in Stockholm, famed physicist Stephen Hawking explains how he thinks information is stored in black holes - it is stored as supertranslations of the black hole event horizons. (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) For more information see: arXiv:1401.7026 [hep-th]

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Algebras at the very Foundations of Space and Time



















Excellent paper out today.  Revolutionary?  Maybe.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.08576
(Submitted on 29 Jun 2015)
While describing the results of our recent work on exceptional Lie and Jordan algebras, so tightly intertwined in their connection with elementary particles, we will try to stimulate a critical discussion on the nature of spacetime and indicate how these algebraic structures can inspire a new way of going beyond the current knowledge of fundamental physics.