Some weeks ago, the Riemann zeta function and the Riemann hypothesis were again in the news. Sir Michael Atiyah proposed a (wrong) failed proof of the Riemann hypothesis. My blog has an history of being controversial from time to time. … Continue reading

# Category Archives: Quantum

Some time ago, Zeldovich derived the following expression for the vacuum energy density: (1) or equivalently, with a link to Caianiello’s maximal acceleration formula, (2) Remark: the above vacuum energy density is related to the cosmological constant via … Continue reading

Some clever physicists say that everything is an harmonic oscillator, and that every hard problem is just solvable in terms of a suitable set of harmonic oscillators (even true with string theory!): In classical mechanics (CM) you have a the … Continue reading

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

If you believe in both, relativity AND quantum mechanics, something that I presume you do due to experimental support, you are driven to admit that the speed of light is the maximal velocity (at least, the maximal 1-speed, in single … Continue reading

The second and last blog post in this thread is about the analogies between black holes and condensed matter theory, in particular with phases of matter like fluids or superconductors. That is what explains my previous picture…And this post! Are … Continue reading

Hi, doctorish ladies and gentlemen! I am going to teach some bits of black hole today. For the simplest static (non-rotatory) black hole, the whole space-time is fully specified by mass , and some constants, like . The critical … Continue reading

Hello, metriplectic followers and friends! I have often written about Stoney units or Planck units in this blog. Indeed, I have a complete thread about systems of units. For Stoney and Planck units, you get some basic units of S.I. … Continue reading

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

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