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I am now active on PhysicsOverflow: a new higher-level physics site

Today, Physics SE is overmoderated by too many users who despite their > 3000 rep are not competent enough and overreach their state of physics knowledge, who are neither interested in nor knowledgeable about advanced (theoretical) topics at a technical level, but strongly represent the SE philosophy and goals. Legitimate technical questions (high-level ones too) are stigmated and closed as homework, fundamental physics questions are closed as philosophy, good/excellent questions are closed abusing any pretext on a regular basis. Some high rep users even explicitely attack legitimate TP topics. The same people who wrongly close good questions prevent anything from getting reopend too. My participation here has therefore stopped.

Since Ron Maimon has been driven away (by external SE forces against the will of the then on Physics SE active community) at the beginning of December 2012 and many other experts have left too, this is no longer the reasonably high level Physics.SE of physicists and physics enthusiasts I loved, enjoyed, and appreciated during almost two years.

Apart from the striking downgrading of the physics level (sporadic higher level questions about advanced topics get no longer answered and sometimes even downvoted or closed!) and the fact that fundamental physics topics I am interested in have disappeared, too many very bad things, which should not occur on a serious physics site that upholds the scientific integrity, are now happening on Physics SE on a regular basis. The dominant people in power being only interested in policing and blindly enforcing rules that are orthogonal to a free academic community, drives academics, active researchers and students of physics and astronomy away, and prevents the site from recovering from the heavy blow it had to take on December 2012.

Experts are not taken serious, they have nothing to say for example about what questions are allowed, people interested in doing advanced higher level physics are no longer welcome, trolling about legitimate mainstream (theoretical) physics is allowed or even endorsed as it gets upvoted by the crowd and even supported by certain moderators. This makes asking question on Physics SE about some in principle legitimate fundamental physics topics no longer a good idea.


1d
comment Temperature in CFT
A non-vanishing temperature already breaks Lorentz symmetry as explained here.
2d
reviewed Leave Open Moment of inertia help
Oct
18
comment In SUSY, why do fermions and gauge bosons in the same multiplet both transform in the adjoint representation of the gauge group?
See here for a rather intuitive explanation.
Oct
18
reviewed Leave Open What is $V^\mu$ if $\nabla_{\mu} V^{\mu}$=scalar?
Oct
17
comment Philosophical Interpretation of String Theory
@innisfree no it does not. There is absolutely nothing about String theory that contradicts the scientific method as it has always been applied for centuries. I agree with Frederic Brünner. The hype in popular media channels of such philosophical misunderstandings singling out string theory, claiming that there it is something wrong with it (in the worst cases they say not science etc), and so on is very unfortunate to say the least. The damage done to fundamental physics by such bad "science reporting" is already observable at a level of more than 5 sigma, in particular in the US...
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Open Calculating Oscillations of a small magnetic needle
Oct
16
comment A Theorem Due to Hodge: Hawking/Ellis
The corresponding theorem is for example stated and explained here.
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open Finding out time $t$ when a particle is more likely to be on the right half than the left half of the box
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open What are the differences between the conventional mosfets and tunneling mosfets
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open Normalization of a wavefunction that's superposition of two unknown energy eigenfunctions
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open Introductory Quantum, trouble with this boundary condition and potential
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open What does the “size of the universe” mean if the Universe is infinite?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Set of orthotogonal complex functions
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Fixed points of: $\dot{x}=\sin(y)\\ \dot{y}=\cos(x)$
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Differenational in Lie groups
Oct
14
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
13
reviewed Leave Open Christoffell symbols manipulations
Oct
13
reviewed Leave Open Difficulty evaluating a complex integral on Griffiths
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open Help with the inverse of a matrix
Oct
12
comment What is the status of gauged gravity
See also this relevant discussion.