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#189. Fundamental challenges.

The marriage between gravity and quantum mechanics is “complicated”. The best physicists and brightest minds have tried, but only with partial success. String/superstring theory, now M-theory, is a curious story. The another story is canonical quantum gravity, or loop quantum … Continue reading

LOG#188. Scales of (quantum) gravity?

Hello, world! In the paper Notes on several phenomenological laws of quantum gravity, by Jean-Philippe Bruneton, you find a very interesting discussion I am going to enlarge about the scales of (quantum) gravity. With Planck quantities:         … Continue reading

LOG#187. Hypothetical particles: the list.

Fast post! List of particles not yet confirmed or completely confirmed to exist: Preons. (“boojums” and “snarks”?) Pre-preons. Prequarks. Rishons. Subquarks. Haplons. Hexads/Hexons (and trons?). Bradyons (tardyons, ittyons). Superbradyons. Elvisebrions. Erebons. Darkons. . . -bosons, -particles. -bosons, -particles. Luxons (beyond … Continue reading

LOG#173. Proton decay.

Are diamonds and other (crystalline) jewels/gemstones forever? Well, if protons are stable they are. If not, you are lost! We are all lost indeed in such a case…(However, I am sure that Superman would be fine to know the fact … Continue reading

LOG#156. Superstatistics (I).

This post is the first of three dedicated to some of my followers. Those readers from Mexico (a nice country, despite the issues and particularities it has, as the one I live in…), ;). Why? Well, …Firstly, they have proved … Continue reading

LOG#155. Maximal tension, Λ and quantum gravity.

Hi, folks! Before the upcoming series of thematic blog posts (they are on their way, eager readers), I found a very interesting paper to discuss. The paper is this http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.1820 and the pdf file can be found here http://arxiv.org/pdf/1408.1820v1.pdf . The author of the … Continue reading

LOG#150. Bohr and Doctor Who: A=mc³.

The year 2013 is coming to its end…And I have a final gift for you. An impossible post! This year was the Bohr model 100th anniversary. I have talked about this subject already, here, here and here. The hydrogen spectrum is very important in Astronomy, … Continue reading

LOG#133. Spacetime foam(III).

Some conclusions of this fascinating subject and thread about the mythical spacetime foam: (1) CDM(Cold Dark Matter) and MOND seems to be complementary descriptions of the same dynamics and phenomenology. (2) MOND force law works at galactic scales. This can … Continue reading

LOG#132. Spacetime foam(II).

The second post in this thread is completely speculative. 1) Suppose that Dark Energy is some kind of “fluid” made of some long wavelength “particles” or “exotic stuff”. 2) How different are those “Dark Energy particles” from the particles we … Continue reading