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  • Meet the mother theory (physics)

    05/20/2012 2:57:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    plus magazine ^ | 4/19./12 | Marianne Freiberger
    There's an old Indian story about six blind men who go to visit an elephant. One touches its leg and decides that elephants must be like trees. A second examines its trunk and declares they are like snakes. A third feels its side and concludes they are like walls. You can imagine the rest. Everyone is right yet they are all wrong and it all ends in an argument. Only a major leap of the imagination, inspired by a lot more careful feeling around, could reveal the true nature of the animal that combines so many different characteristics. Six blind...
  • Mini Black Holes Might Reveal 5th Dimension

    06/26/2006 8:22:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 962+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/25/06 | Ker Than
    A space telescope scheduled for launch in 2007 will be sensitive enough to detect theoretical miniature black holes lurking within our solar system, scientists say. By doing so, it could test an exotic five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. That is, of course, if the tiny black holes actually exist. The idea, recently detailed online in the journal Physical Review D, is being proposed by Charles Keeton, a physicist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Arlie Petters of Duke University in North Carolina. Branes The Randall-Sundrum braneworld model, named after the scientists...
  • Supersymmetry and Parallel Dimensions [profile of Harvard physicist Lisa Randall]

    01/12/2006 11:54:38 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 76 replies · 8,388+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | January 6, 2006 | Adrian J. Smith
    Supersymmetry and Parallel Dimensions Harvard Physicst Randall among world’s leading string theorists Published On Friday, January 06, 2006  1:00 AM By ADRIAN J. SMITH Crimson Staff Writer Professor of Physics Lisa Randall ’83, recently named one of Newsweek’s most influential people of 2006, rose to the top with her theories on gravity. (Photo credit: CRIMSON/GLORIA B. HO) Professor of Physics Lisa Randall ’83 saw how strong gravity could be during a climbing fall in New Hampshire two years ago. She was performing a “challenging” move when she took a surprising fall, she says. Instead of stopping the fall, her support...
  • The Elegant Universe

    11/15/2003 8:05:58 PM PST · by Michael Barnes · 17 replies · 409+ views
    Nova Online ^ | unk | Online Stream Of video
    If anyone is interested, here is a link that has approx 3 hours of streaming video (Real and Quick Time) of PBS's The Elegant Universe. It begins with Newton and ends up with Witman's unifying of the 5 string theories. Very well done IMO...Good educational piece for the sciences.