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#194. On minimons, maximons and darkons.

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

LOG#193. Bits on black holes (II).

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

LOG#192. Bits on black holes (I).

  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

LOG#191. The hooke and the dyson.

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

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#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. Hexads/Hexons (and trons?). Superbradyons. Elvisebrions. Erebons. Darkons. . . -bosons, -particles. -bosons, -particles. Luxons (beyond the gluon, photon, graviton). … Continue reading

LOG#182. Duality and gravity: extra thoughts.

In the previous post, I reviewed very naively and shallowly some of the relationships between duality and gravity, and that from electromagnetic duality. There are many other interesting points. This post is aimed to highlight some issues and works that … 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