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    Brian Greene's NYT op-ed

    Via". Let me comment to some extent. Greene is very likely referring to the two books (Woit's "Not Even Wrong" and Smolin's "The Trouble with Physics", and ensuing newspaper/magazine articles that appeared recently...
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    A Course in Modern Mathematical Physics [Peter Szekeres]

    Hi all I'm currently self-studying a relatively new book, "A Course in Modern Mathematical Physics", by Peter Szekeres, retired fellow at Uni of Adelaide (yes, he's the son of George Szekeres, of "Kruskal-Szekeres coordinates" fame :wink: ). I find it so far to be a totally great book! I...
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    Luboš Motl's reference frame down?

    "Luboš Motl's reference frame" down?! Lately, I have tried on several occasions to access Lubos' web log.. the operation timed out every time. Anybody knows what's up? "Not Even Wrong" makes no mention of anything wrong (Peter Woit would normally, I guess, be the first one to voice out any...
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    Zwiebach's string theory book

    Hello people I have just acquired Zwiebach's "A first course in string theory". I am actually very busy with honours (4th year) coursework and research, so I cannot really get down to reading substantial chunks of it whenever I want to. :mad: Apparently, it covers (and maybe extends) the MIT...
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    Biography of Albert Messiah

    Has anybody ever come across a biography of the author Albert Messiah, of "Quantum Mechanics" reknown. His textbook is still being widely used (after half a century of its first appearance), but I wonder how many actually know some interesting thing about him :rolleyes: . I would be grateful if...
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    String Theorists Finally Admit Defeat

    "String Theorists Finally Admit Defeat"!! Hi all Just came across this link: The page starts with excerpts of an interview of Ed Witten by a NYT reporter named James Glanz. It contains very interesting remarks made by Witten that...