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Robert Helling live-blogs Loops 05

  1. Oct 10, 2005 #1


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    Robert Helling is a string theorist. He is winning the gratitude-for-life of many Loop-fans by blogging live from the Albert Einstein Institute at Potsdam-Golm.

    Non-perturbative/background independent QG people are, for him, "the Others"
    and it is great to get a string-theorist perspective on "the Others" that is the non-string QG researchers.

    Also it is wonderful to get any real-time news at all.

    Here is a sample exerpt from how Robert Helling begins:

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    Monday, October 10, 2005

    The Others

    I sneaked into the Loops '05 Conference at the AEI at Potsdam. So, I will be able to give you live blogging for today and tomorrow. After some remarks by Nicolai and Thiemann and the usual impedence mismatch between laptops and projectors, Carlo Rovelli has started the first talk. He is on slide 2, and still reviews recent and not so recent devellopments of LQG.

    Rovelli talked about his paper on the graviton propagator. If you like he wants to recover Newton's law from his model. The obvious problem of course is that any propagator g(x,y) cannot depend on x or y if everything is diffeomorphism invariant...

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2005
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  3. Oct 10, 2005 #2


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    Thanks to Peter Woit for letting us know about Helling blog of Loops 05.

    Peter has started a thread at Not Even Wrong:
    http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=277 [Broken]
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