LOG#212. Understanding gravity(II).

Hi, there! In the previous blog post and log, we introduced the high energy stringy part of the 4-point (particle!) tree approximation amplitude for the graviton scattering in type (II) superstrings (1)   This “simple” formula gives no negative probability … Continue reading

LOG#211. Understanding gravity (I).

Hi, everywhere! Have you missed me? A little short thread begins. This thread is based on some Nima’s talk on the understanding on gravity. Do we understand gravity? Classically, yes. Quantumly, it is not so easy. String theory is the … Continue reading

LOG#210. Weak gravity conjectures.

  Hi, everyone! I’m sorry again for the time lapse, but I required to. To secure my current job (as High School teacher), and well, to fight against doubts about my health. Thank you for your patience! Gravity is weak … Continue reading

LOG#196. Superbootstrap.

Preface (by the webpage master administrator, Amarashiki): This is the first invited post here, at TSOR. It has been written by Alejandro Rivero, a bright non-standard theoretical physicist out there (you can follow him at https://twitter.com/arivero). It has some outstanding … Continue reading

LOG#190. Fundamental challenges (II).

The main challenge we are left to the 21st century and beyond is to unify every interaction into a single theory. Today, we have two main theories: The Standard Model, for particle physics. The cosmological Standard Model, or -CDM, as … Continue reading

LOG#181. Duality and gravity: a short note.

The 2nd superstring revolution circled/circles about (electromagnetic) duality. In D=4 (or general space-time), duality transformations for the electromagnetic field strength read and for the dual field 2-curvature They are true symmetry for the Maxwell equations in vacuum, , and for … Continue reading

LOG#177. SCHERK, SUSY and SUGRA.

Joël Scherk (not Schrek, the ogre) was a French theoretical physicist with a tragic death. Perhaps his contributions were short, but they were important in the fields of supersymmetry (SUSY), supergravity (SUGRA) and superstrings. Moreover, he also introduced some crazy … Continue reading