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Nice article in the Telegraph about G.L. and ToE

  1. Nov 14, 2007 #1

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml

    article is by Roger Highfield, science editor at the Telegraph

    interesting article. some quotes from Lee Smolin. snapshots.
    pretty nice as such things go.

    ==sample quote==
    Lee Smolin at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, describes Lisi's work as "fabulous". "It is one of the most compelling unification models I've seen in many, many years," he says.

    "Although he cultivates a bit of a surfer-guy image its clear he has put enormous effort and time into working the complexities of this structure out over several years," Prof Smolin tells The Telegraph.

    "Some incredibly beautiful stuff falls out of Lisi's theory," adds David Ritz Finkelstein at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. "This must be more than coincidence and he really is touching on something profound."

    ==endquote==
     
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    the paper that is the source of all the excitement recently appeared 6 November
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.0770
    it was followed by a seminar talk yesterday 13 November posted at the ILQGS site:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/

    a movie of the known particle and force fields in their E8 formation, rotating slowly so you can see the formation from different angles, is here
    http://deferentialgeometry.org/anim/e8rotation.mov

    the seminar talk slides PDF at ILQGS:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/lisi111307_2.pdf
    Here is the direct link to the seminar audio in MP3 format
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/lisi111307.mp3
    A less complete audio file in wav format, in case the other doesn't work on your computer.
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/lisi111307.wav

    a transcript of the 13 November ILQGS seminar talk is available either at G.L. website or here at PF
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1503732#post1503732

    the New Scientist also has a G.L. story, dated 17 November, but only the first two paragraphs are free
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19626303.900
    the rest is subscribe or payperview.
     
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    Somebody reminded me that in the world of physicsblogs, the equivalent of a profile in the New Yorker is an interview with Bee in Backreaction.
    She has this really nice interview with Garrett (back in August 2007) here

    http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2007/08/garrett-lisis-inspiration.html
     
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