Strings Attached

  STRINGS ATTACHED Physicists foresee a utopia (once they squint through micro-myopia) where all of the forces of nature should become unified and be understood. Even in science, letting go is hard, and notions are the hardest to divorce, but, to reach there, they’ll have to discard their classical point-particles of force. While Newton works […]

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Breaking Symmetry

Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws — something is apparently more stable. Supersymmetry was asking for it. It was just too perfect to be withstood, and once it took the predictable hit it lit up the entire neighborhood, and, in that Big Bang, the […]

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