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Physics Stack Exchange users whose comments are worth studying include Lubos Motl and Ron Maimon (now at http://www.quora.com/Ron-Maimon and http://www.physicsoverflow.org/user/Ron+Maimon). Also see http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0207124 for a review of physics since the standard model.


Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
... when this was clearly a question about more basic and fundamental matters... asking about the mechanism and rationale of "collapse". Fortunately, the diverse answers made here before closure do make a start at addressing that issue.
Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
This question has now been closed, and an annotation added saying that it was already answered elsewhere. But the link elsewhere is to a technical question on how to represent the inexactness of real measurements in the quantum framework, ...
Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
I'll add that using wavefunctions which evolve with time isn't even the only way to get the predictions of quantum mechanics. The methods of Heisenberg (operator algebra) and of Feynman (path integral) work differently or in a different order, compared to this Schrodinger picture, and for all we know might be more fundamental.
Dec
10
answered How does a Wavefunction collapse?
Dec
4
comment Can String Theory ever be proven?
If string theory could explain the masses of the particles and correctly predict the next decimal place, that would be rather convincing. But for now it mostly contains qualitative ideas about where the symmetries and transformation properties of the known particles come from.
Nov
18
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
@DamonBlevins: letting you know there's still some discussion and links here.
Nov
17
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
I am agnostic as to whether the best answer to Damon's particular question would be self-contained, or would link to external resources. Also he might be better off asking at some place like physicsforums.com, so he can have more of a discussion.
Nov
17
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
@KyleKanos: in this case a person can link to relevant derivations, e.g. thephysicsforum.com/special-general-relativity/….
Nov
16
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
btw if this question never gets re-opened, I invite Damon to email me and I will answer it privately.
Nov
16
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
My point was that "too broad" might have been a valid criticism of a question about solving the EFE in general (though it could be answered by providing references), but Damon's question was quite specific.
Nov
16
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
@KyleKanos: what I said was, "it's about solving the EFE for one extremely simple scenario". I contrasted "solving the EFE in general" with "solving the EFE for one extremely simple scenario"...
Nov
15
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
The absolutely briefest answer would be to say that since the electron is engaged in uniform motion, we can change to a reference frame where it is at rest. So we could just consider GR for a point mass at rest.
Nov
15
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
@Kyle Kanos. I saw your first sentence. But his question isn't about solving the EFE in general, it's about solving the EFE for one extremely simple scenario. No-one has to write a chapter...
Nov
12
comment General Relativity field equation solution and geodesic equation solution
"This appears to be way too broad a question to be justly answered here. You will have to narrow your question down quite a bit to get a good answer." He describes one specific physical situation and asks for a worked solution. How is that "too broad"?
Nov
10
comment Is everything made of space?
"unpublished personal theory"... The idea that everything is just made of space is part of physics history (e.g. the study of "geons"), and you could argue that supergravity as a theory of everything was just a slight generalization of this idea - geometry plus supersymmetry.
Nov
5
answered How can the mass of Higgs give preference to SUSY vs multiverse?
Oct
19
comment Philosophical Interpretation of String Theory
What happened to the bounty on this question? It still had days to run.
Oct
17
comment Is it possible to make superpartner of Standard Model live in Mirror World?
My own idea was physics.stackexchange.com/questions/27421/… ... which could be analyzed using modification of Polonsky's framework perhaps.
Oct
17
comment Is it possible to make superpartner of Standard Model live in Mirror World?
There is some recent work on the possibility that N=2 superpartners of gauge bosons could be detectable motls.blogspot.com/2011/11/could-nature-lhc-prefer-n2.html ... also see arxiv.org/abs/1403.5951
Oct
17
comment Is it possible to make superpartner of Standard Model live in Mirror World?
Most phenomenologists would say that N=2 susy is ruled out because so-called en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_correction to SM prediction (see the paper I linked in my answer) is not observed.