Wednesday, December 14, 2016

AQG Maui

The third Advances in Quantum Gravity conference is underway, at the Pacific Science Institute, Maui.  So far, there have been illuminating talks by Cohl Furey, Garrett Lisi and Alessio Marrani.  There seems to be glimmers of higher gauge theory in the air, with an infinite ascent into an ultimate motivic correspondence.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dragonfly 44: A Large Galaxy of Dark Matter

An ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG) called Dragonfly 44 was observed by the Keck II telescope, consisting mostly of dark matter.  It is roughly the size of our Milky Way galaxy and certainly not fully described by the standard model of particle physics.  What could such a dark galaxy be made of?  Cast your votes.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

AQG 2016

It is once again time for AQG.  Quantum gravity researchers invade the silicon valley.  The synthesis will be quite potent.  From Tannakian categories and motivic L-functions, to Shimura Varieties and exceptional gradings, let the games begin.

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.