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#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#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#171. From Bohrlogy to dualities.

Old (old fashioned!) Quantum Mechanics is understood as the quantum theory before its final formulation around 1927-1931…It includes the Bohr model, the Wilson-Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization and some other tricks like the one to take into account the finite nuclear size. For … Continue reading

LOG#165. Rogers-Ramanujan identities.

There are some cool identities, very well known to mathematicians and some theoretical physicists or chemists, related with Ramanujan. They are commonly referred as Rogers-Ramanujan identities (Rogers, 1894; Ramanujan 1913,1917 and Rogers and Ramanujan, 1919). They are related to some … Continue reading

LOG#154. Moonshine and 42: THE PAPER.

“(…) The answer to the Great Question…is…Forty-two(…)” said Deep Thought with infinity majesty and calm (frequently found quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, London 1979) Dear readers, yesterday, while I was editing, re-editing and writing my … 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 … Continue reading

LOG#139. The Higgs and beyond.

The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 rises new questions: 1º) Is it the SM Higgs or an impostor? It seems like a SM Higgs but…We don’t know yet for sure. 2º) Is it the ONLY Higgs-like particle or … Continue reading