3,909 reputation
1730
bio website taufunctionsquared.blogspot.c…
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen 9 hours ago

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.


Jan
24
comment Dark matter, dark energy
Of all the questions that get closed here, "young future physicists daring to speculate" are a definite sub-type. And it's just bad that people like that should be shut down for daring to speak up, especially when their ideas actually make sense!
Jan
24
comment Dark matter, dark energy
@Kyle Kanos, don't you think these are probably the reflections of a rather young person, encountering these concepts of modern physics and thinking logically about them? And doesn't someone like that deserve better than to be told that their musings are "opinion based" and "non-mainstream"?
Jan
23
answered Dark matter, dark energy
Jan
23
comment Dark matter, dark energy
I hope you get some intelligent answers, especially regarding your idea that the appearance of DM and DE is actually due to gravity of virtual particles in space.
Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Jan
7
answered Closed strings = open ones attached to a D0-brane?
Jan
6
comment The fine structure constant - can it genuinely be a random variable?
@Gil Kalai, the answer must be yes, but I need to study / think about the details more, before I can say more.
Dec
31
comment In Quantum mechanics, what is realism?
So state vector projection occurs when someone looks at the wall of Plato's cave... OK.
Dec
29
comment In Quantum mechanics, what is realism?
In your opinion, what are the conditions under which a projection occurs?
Dec
25
answered The fine structure constant - can it genuinely be a random variable?
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
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