Reality Conditions

Thursday, May 04, 2006

New Links

Three new links are welcome to my blogroll today: Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz's Physics Musings (reflections on physics gravitational, quantum gravitational, philosophy of, and other) Jessica Henig's Bee Policy (miscellaneous science-related content) and Steve Esser's Guide to Reality (philosphy, mostly of physics and of consciousness).

Via the first of them I also found R.F. Streater's homepage, with a huge collection of physics links. Don't miss his contentious list of lost causes in theoretical physics. And, to continue the physics linkage, you should check Warren Siegel's homepage, which is full of interesting stuff, both serious and fun; not least in the last category is The Official String Blog (featuring comments by "Wrought" and "Bottle"!)

2 Comments:

  • Alejandro,

    I have been reading Smolin's new paper recently.
    I think it is exceptionally good.
    "Generic Predictions"
    hep-th/0605052
    overview bringing a lot of things together, showing how to address (in some cases only very tentatively) all the main questions in the context of one general class of theories
    I'm wondering if it is close enough to your main interests that you might comment.

    By Anonymous Marcus, at 6:36 PM, May 06, 2006  

  • Hi Marcus. I saw that paper and found it interesting, but I'm not sure if am qualified to make a serious critical comment. You see, though I do work in a research group with an important LQG component and am personally interested in following the developments in the field, I do not work in it myself nor have I studied it "seriously" (this means: beyond reading Rovelli's textbook and several review articles without following carefully all the math).

    However, I think I will take up your challenge and try to write a post on this paper, probably relating it to Ashtekar's parallel gr-qc/0605011; that will allow me to sneak in a question that has been puzzling me about Ashtekar's and Bojowald's results in loop quantum cosmology. It is unlikely that I will be able to publish the post before Monday, though.

    By Anonymous Alejandro, at 11:10 AM, May 07, 2006  

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