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Damon Blevins
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200 votes
14 answers
89k views

Why don't electrons crash into the nuclei they "orbit"?

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114 votes
14 answers
28k views

QM without complex numbers

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60 votes
8 answers
40k views

What are the reasons to expect that gravity should be quantized?

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60 votes
6 answers
38k views

Why has Earth's core not become solid?

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58 votes
2 answers
11k views

Why is gravity such a unique force?

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56 votes
3 answers
9k views

Why doesn't light affect a compass?

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39 votes
1 answer
2k views

How close does a particle-antiparticle pair need to be for annihilation to happen?

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31 votes
6 answers
7k views

(Almost) double light speed

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26 votes
5 answers
20k views

Is it possible to shoot bullets in space or would the recoil of the gun be too strong?

26 votes
3 answers
1k views

Do intergalactic magnetic fields imply an Open Universe?

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18 votes
5 answers
19k views

Adding a total time derivative term to the Lagrangian

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17 votes
2 answers
872 views

Was Leverrier-Adams prediction of Neptune a lucky coincidence?

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17 votes
5 answers
23k views

Is the total energy of the universe constant?

15 votes
3 answers
3k views

What does QFT "get right" that QM "gets wrong"?

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14 votes
2 answers
1k views

What is a reasonably accurate but simple model of the Milky Way's gravitational field?

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13 votes
2 answers
6k views

The famous drop of $c$

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12 votes
1 answer
5k views

How do Einstein's field equations come out of string theory?

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10 votes
2 answers
2k views

The General Relativity from String Theory point of view [duplicate]

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10 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can we speak use the notion of "particle" in LHC, given that we live in a curved spacetime?

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10 votes
1 answer
4k views

How does the divergence theorem justify the integral form of the continuity equation?

10 votes
1 answer
507 views

Could string theory be an effective theory?

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10 votes
6 answers
4k views

Gay-Lussac's Law & the Patriots

9 votes
1 answer
600 views

Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed weak coupling from electron-neutrino scattering

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9 votes
5 answers
56k views

Why would an object appear a different size when in water?

9 votes
3 answers
585 views

Spinor field normalisation from poles in the propagator

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Free Vacuum vs Interacting Vacuum and Wick's theorem

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8 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why does string theory have such a huge landscape?

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7 votes
1 answer
5k views

Finding the creation/annihilation operators

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7 votes
4 answers
1k views

Can we rigorously define force?

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7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why does the minus sign in the Minkowski metric mean that nothing can move backwards in time?

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