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Featured Big Bang Theory whiteboards?

  1. Dec 10, 2016 #1

    arivero

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    Any pointers about where to get information and perhaps pictures of the different whiteboards shown in Big Bang Theory?

    I am particularly interested on the season where Sheldon abandons string theory; the boards for this chapter (155, season 7 ep 20, aired 10th April 2014) seem to show some M-theory + D-branes generic content, and the next day seem to be some model building with GUT groups but not the common presentation.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2016 #2

    robphy

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    Have you visited https://thebigblogtheory.wordpress.com/ ?
    (Yes, I know the last entry is November 2013... so this doesn't apply to the particular whiteboard you ask about.)

    [I wonder if this blog is run by an old classmate of mine. EDIT---based on the next two replies, I think it is.]
     
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  4. Dec 10, 2016 #3

    arivero

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    I think the blog is/was by Saltberz himself. I could try to ask him, but I am not sure if he is still the author of the whiteboards.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2016 #4

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    David is still the author of the whiteboards.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2016 #5
    Photos! :)
     
  7. Dec 11, 2016 #6

    arivero

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    I am sorry I'd need a Full HD copy.

    This is one upload_2016-12-12_2-3-19.png from ch 21, so the day or week after Sheldon leaves string theory. It seems it is building a GUT multiplet, but in a very peculiar way.

    The whiteboard next to the exit door seems related upload_2016-12-12_2-7-52.png as it is building something out of SU(N).

    Sorry the bad quality. This was from a supossedly HD copy, but better I will try to reproduce the chapter in Netflix.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2016 #7

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    Ok, in the first minute there is a well focused one. Note the peculiar way of arriving up to the right-handed neutrino.
    upload_2016-12-12_2-28-15.png
     
  9. Dec 11, 2016 #8

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    And here a well focused version of the other whiteboard
    upload_2016-12-12_2-41-36.png

    So it seems the guys have been working some variant of SU(5) / SO(10) GUT, have them?
     
  10. Dec 12, 2016 #9

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    And got time to look at chapter 155... the day he decides to break with String Theory, the board in the entry door shows the M-theory diagram:

    upload_2016-12-12_16-27-0.png

    Is it the last attempt to some particle pheno from string? It looks a concrete selection of branes.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2016 #10

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