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Supersymmetry and Parallel Dimensions [profile of Harvard physicist Lisa Randall]
The Harvard Crimson ^ | January 6, 2006 | Adrian J. Smith

Posted on 01/12/2006 11:54:38 AM PST by snarks_when_bored

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And here's a link to a 2003 Edge interview with Randall:

THEORIES OF THE BRANE: LISA RANDALL


1 posted on 01/12/2006 11:54:41 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: RadioAstronomer; longshadow; grey_whiskers; headsonpikes; PatrickHenry; Iris7

Ping


2 posted on 01/12/2006 11:55:14 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored

My brane isn't big enough to understand this.


3 posted on 01/12/2006 11:58:36 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: VadeRetro; Junior; longshadow; RadioAstronomer; Doctor Stochastic; js1138; Shryke; RightWhale; ...
SciencePing
An elite subset of the Evolution list.
See the list's explanation at my freeper homepage.
Then FReepmail to be added or dropped.

4 posted on 01/12/2006 11:59:18 AM PST by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.)
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To: PatrickHenry

Thanks for the ping!


5 posted on 01/12/2006 12:00:30 PM PST by Alamo-Girl (Monthly is the best way to donate to Free Republic!)
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To: All
Obligatory for a Lisa Randall thread:


6 posted on 01/12/2006 12:00:41 PM PST by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

--b--


7 posted on 01/12/2006 12:01:16 PM PST by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: snarks_when_bored

This is fascinating...I think.

Alas, I was but a poor history major.


8 posted on 01/12/2006 12:01:29 PM PST by RexBeach ("There is no susbstitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: snarks_when_bored
Brilliant and attractive.
A winning combo.
9 posted on 01/12/2006 12:02:38 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: snarks_when_bored
String theory is fascinating.

I first saw articles on it a couple of years ago now almost every monthly I pick up has something on it.

BTW I find intelligent women extremely sexy.
10 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:01 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: snarks_when_bored
How does this square with Hypersphere Packing?

I thought I'd read about a 24 dimension theory some time back?

11 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:14 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: PatrickHenry
Ah, Lisa. With her branes and my looks, what a team we could be!
12 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:41 PM PST by VadeRetro (Liberalism is a cancer on society. Creationism is a cancer on conservatism.)
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To: snarks_when_bored


She was at Princeton, and there's no mention of Witten in the article? (Not that it is required but...)


13 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:38 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: snarks_when_bored

14 posted on 01/12/2006 12:10:51 PM PST by fishtank
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To: Semper Paratus
Brilliant and attractive. A winning combo.

But in a pinch, brilliant will do.


15 posted on 01/12/2006 12:11:38 PM PST by Physicist
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To: snarks_when_bored

I caught a bit of her on CSPAN - she was giving a talk in NYC - the contrast between her looks and the freakshow that was her audience was amazing. The audience looked like people had all just walked out a Larsen Far Side cartoon!


16 posted on 01/12/2006 12:15:08 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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Some of the papers Lisa Randall has written (alone and with others):

Search results for "Lisa Randall" at arXiv.org

Reading the abstracts is fun...

17 posted on 01/12/2006 12:15:51 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: PatrickHenry

Nice one...


18 posted on 01/12/2006 12:16:17 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Physicist

Poor Emmy...


19 posted on 01/12/2006 12:17:21 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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20 posted on 01/12/2006 12:18:43 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Bump!


21 posted on 01/12/2006 12:20:36 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: snarks_when_bored

"Brane and brane: what is Brane!" (with apologies to Captain Kirk)


22 posted on 01/12/2006 12:24:50 PM PST by Zeppo
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To: snarks_when_bored
Poor Emmy...

Poverty is relative.


23 posted on 01/12/2006 12:25:58 PM PST by Physicist
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To: Physicist
Now I understand this better (I'd never seen a picture of her before)

Edmund Landau, when asked if he did not agree that Noether was an instance of a great woman mathematician: "Emmy is certainly a great mathematician; but that she is a woman, I cannot swear."

John Derbyshire's article about Emmy Noether

24 posted on 01/12/2006 12:29:33 PM PST by Virginia-American
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To: snarks_when_bored

Yeah, I'm all about that "weakbrane" thing...


25 posted on 01/12/2006 12:29:56 PM PST by Redbob
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To: snarks_when_bored

Quantum physics is shortly going to prove that evolutionists and creationists could BOTH be right, at the same time. Then the real fun will begin.


26 posted on 01/12/2006 12:32:37 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Quantum physics is shortly going to prove that evolutionists and creationists could BOTH be right, at the same time.

Except that the creationists will only be right on some other brane.

27 posted on 01/12/2006 12:40:49 PM PST by Physicist
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To: GovernmentShrinker

"Quantum physics is shortly going to prove that evolutionists and creationists could BOTH be right, at the same time. Then the real fun will begin."

I agree with you. Being a physics reading geek for some time now...there will be a "singularity" soon...


I know, I know... lame pun.

;)


28 posted on 01/12/2006 12:46:09 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: snarks_when_bored
“We will see which one of these ideas from the last 25 years is right,” Arkani-Hamed says.

2007, eh?

29 posted on 01/12/2006 12:53:57 PM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Physicist

That's a woman?????

But-- she has sideburns that my Elvis impersonator husband would envy!


30 posted on 01/12/2006 12:54:40 PM PST by stands2reason (I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: snarks_when_bored
I don't pretend to be a theoretical physicist, but this jabber about string theory just feels wrong. It's like Copernicus being forced to define a geocentric solar system. It can be done, yes, but only by torturing the numbers to fit the concept. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this is the opposite, the simplest mathematical route. But it just doesn't seem right to me, for whatever that's worth.

It would be interesting to see a version of this "for Dummies." I think I could grasp the concepts, although I admit the theoretical math eludes me.

31 posted on 01/12/2006 12:54:59 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Physicist
Except that the creationists will only be right on some other brane

IMO, Quantum Theory helps the creation theory.

In order for man to make the proper life decisions, ALL decisions and resulting consequence must exist - somewhere.

If every action we take has consequence, and if under free will, we may take any action, and if God allows free will, then He must be ready for any decision we make..allowing one universe for each action taken by each person.

Is this too much for a newbie to say without total ridicule?

32 posted on 01/12/2006 12:55:54 PM PST by EequalsMC2
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To: IronJack
It would be interesting to see a version of this "for Dummies."

"String Theory For Dummies" would be a tough book to write.

33 posted on 01/12/2006 12:56:56 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: snarks_when_bored
We need to consult another expert in the "field":


34 posted on 01/12/2006 12:58:59 PM PST by mikrofon (Professor Grande Deluxe, University of Oz)
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To: snarks_when_bored
I have proof there's a Fifth Dimension:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

35 posted on 01/12/2006 1:00:14 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: IronJack
It would be interesting to see a version of this "for Dummies." I think I could grasp the concepts, although I admit the theoretical math eludes me.
Galileo's take (from The Assayer):
Philosophy is written in this vast book, which continuously lies upon before our eyes (I mean the universe). But it cannot be understood unless you have first learned to understand the language and recognise the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and the characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures. Without such means, it is impossible for us humans to understand a word of it, and to be without them is to wander around in vain through a dark labyrinth. . .

36 posted on 01/12/2006 1:05:08 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: siunevada
“We will see which one of these ideas from the last 25 years is right,”

If any, that would be the first.

37 posted on 01/12/2006 1:16:36 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Thanks for posting this.


38 posted on 01/12/2006 1:20:25 PM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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Ah, Lisa. With her branes and my looks, what a team we could be!

Lisa, Lisa ... Why don't you freepmail me? We were meant to be. Surrender to the inevitable.

39 posted on 01/12/2006 1:21:24 PM PST by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.)
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When I do attempt to contact her, remind me to tell her to ignore you.
40 posted on 01/12/2006 1:26:04 PM PST by VadeRetro (Liberalism is a cancer on society. Creationism is a cancer on conservatism.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

On the other hand She could be WRONG..


41 posted on 01/12/2006 1:30:23 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: EequalsMC2
If every action we take has consequence, and if under free will, we may take any action, and if God allows free will, then He must be ready for any decision we make..allowing one universe for each action taken by each person.

Do you have any idea how much RAM that would require? :)

42 posted on 01/12/2006 1:42:45 PM PST by cj2a (When you're pathetic, but you don't know you're pathetic, that's really pathetic.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Real understanding of how gravity works could initiate a technology revolution as great as that from understanding how electricity works.


43 posted on 01/12/2006 1:48:21 PM PST by Restorer
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To: snarks_when_bored

Placemark for later reading.


44 posted on 01/12/2006 1:54:26 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: cj2a
Do you have any idea how much RAM that would require? :)

ROFLOL! Spew beer. Keyboard gone. You owe me.

45 posted on 01/12/2006 1:55:03 PM PST by EequalsMC2
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
"The audience looked like people had all just walked out a Larsen Far Side cartoon!"

Whence came his material did you suppose?

46 posted on 01/12/2006 2:38:40 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Semper Paratus

I just read an excerpt from some of Richard Feynman's theses. I've got some background in math, but this stuff was indecipherable. And that was the "simplified" version!


47 posted on 01/12/2006 2:48:25 PM PST by IronJack
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To: snarks_when_bored

WEAK BRANE!!!! I know how that feels.


48 posted on 01/12/2006 3:11:42 PM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: PatrickHenry

So did you use the same line on the Kansas dynamic duo?


49 posted on 01/12/2006 3:12:42 PM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: EequalsMC2

Actually I have another question.

I God is omniscient then he knows everything that is going to happen even before it happens. If that is correct then he knows every decison we are going to make before we make it, so how can we have free will. Our lives must be pre- determined. Anything we decide to do, if he is all-knowing God already knew we were going to do it right?


50 posted on 01/12/2006 3:30:47 PM PST by redangus
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