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Third scale QG that Smolin and others are working on attempts to incorporate 3 invariant scales (the speed c, the Planck mass kappa, and the length L = Lambda

this research direction has been attracting more people lately

I just found online what I think is a particularly good source that explains the essential ideas

it is 18 pages of pdf-format slides of a talk Smolin gave in February 2004 at the Polish Winterschool of 2004 ("WS-2004").

http://ws2004.ift.uni.wroc.pl/html.html [Broken]

this was a 10 day teaching symposium on QG Phenomenology organized by Jerzy K-G, and a dozen or so people gave talks and all their talks are online at Jerzy's site. Smolin gave 3 talks at the symposium and what I am talking about is the third talk.

just click on "lectures" and scroll down to smolin and get the third of his talks---the one about evidence.

I printed it out yesterday. Actually I found all three talks really helpful in getting an overall picture of what's happening in the third-scale department.

18 pages is not much, because there are only a few words and/or equations on each page---it is slides---so what you get is the bare-bones outline of an introductory talk on the evidence for the third invariant scale.

(notational problem: not sure if conventional Lambda of Einstein equation is meant or Lambda/3----some people seem to use a cosmological constant 1/3 as big)

^{-1/2}) and to have 3SR---triply special relativity---as its flat limit.this research direction has been attracting more people lately

I just found online what I think is a particularly good source that explains the essential ideas

it is 18 pages of pdf-format slides of a talk Smolin gave in February 2004 at the Polish Winterschool of 2004 ("WS-2004").

http://ws2004.ift.uni.wroc.pl/html.html [Broken]

this was a 10 day teaching symposium on QG Phenomenology organized by Jerzy K-G, and a dozen or so people gave talks and all their talks are online at Jerzy's site. Smolin gave 3 talks at the symposium and what I am talking about is the third talk.

just click on "lectures" and scroll down to smolin and get the third of his talks---the one about evidence.

I printed it out yesterday. Actually I found all three talks really helpful in getting an overall picture of what's happening in the third-scale department.

18 pages is not much, because there are only a few words and/or equations on each page---it is slides---so what you get is the bare-bones outline of an introductory talk on the evidence for the third invariant scale.

(notational problem: not sure if conventional Lambda of Einstein equation is meant or Lambda/3----some people seem to use a cosmological constant 1/3 as big)

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