Tag: Not Even Wrong

  • End of Reductionism?

    Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law See also Woit’s blog http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/ After I have read The Elegant Universe by Brian Green, I thought that there must be people not that enthusiastic about the superstring theory. I should confess that the Brian Green’s…

  • A connection between Superstring theory and Veda

    Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law Peter Woit in his book has mentioned John Hagelin. I have found in Internet Hagelin’s picture mentioned in the book: The Self-Referral, Self-Interacting Dynamic Structure of the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature —…

  • Why it is difficult to learn mathematics

    One more citation from Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law (Chapter On Beauty and Difficulty, p. 201)  Mathematicians don’t make things any easier, since readable expository material about much of modern mathematics is sorely lacking. The culture of mathematics values highly precision, rigor,…

  • Physics, politics and religion

    Another interesting citation from Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law (chapter String Theory, p. 143): The S-matrix program continued to be pursued by Chew and others into the 1970s. Just as the political left in Berkley fell apart, with many turning to…

  • Rube Golberg Machine

    Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law In Chapter Particle Physics at the Turn of Millennium, Peter Woit cited Leonard Susskind: They want to believe the universe is an elegant universe – and it’s not so elegant. It’s different over here, it’s that…

  • Quantum Mechanics

    Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law After the Elegant Universe I have started Not Even Wrong by Peter Woit to see what opponents of the superstring theory say.  In the Preface, there is a nice statement about quantum mechanics, p. xvi Part…