5 May 2013

Dipoles do not have two poles - German physicists drop out of the search for unification

In Germany, dipoles do not have two poles. At least if you believe the German physical society.

In the rest of the world, a dipole is the limiting case of putting two opposite poles, of same strength, at the same place.

This definition is valid in all cases. Not in Germany. In Germany you are allowed to use this definition in all cases, except one: for magnetic dipoles. In this case, poles are not allowed to be thought about, says the German physical society:
Teachers and pupils should not think that magnetic dipoles are made of two poles.
Remember the 1920s? Einstein, Heisenberg, Born? German male physicists were world class. Hundred years later - nothing and more. Why?  Because they use their energy to tell students that dipoles do not have two poles. And they add more nonsense.

The big problem of quantum gravity, and of unification, is to understand the microscopic degrees of freedom of the vacuum. However, the German physical society has explained in the same expert opinion that:
Vacuum is not a medium.
How can you find the microscopic degrees of freedom of the vacuum, if you are not allowed to think that vacuum has such degrees of freedom?

We will have to continue to wait for an Asian woman to achieve unification. Maybe a Swiss woman. For sure, German males have no chance!


  1. Physics doesn't make sense, so why quibble the details? Just shut up and calculate, and for all other matters, you might just as well reply 'wibble'.

    How do attractive forces work in quantum field theory? It's easy to imagine how repulsion works, but when you hear the explanation for how attraction works...

    How is such guff accepted? Is it a case of 'Well, what I do gives the correct result, so whatever explanation I give for what I did must be correct as well'?

    But even the LHC seems to have gone bonkers. They have found a Higgs boson, so they say. So how many have they seen then? You would hope, for something so tiny, they had seen at least a few million of them. But then add in that they never actually see a Higgs, only what they would expect it to decay into - OK so make it a hundred million or so. That would seem fair.

    So how many times have they actually seen a Higgs boson? What is the exact number of unambiguous, no-room-for-doubt sightings? You won't believe the answer.

  2. Hey Anonymous,

    are you a robot repeating "physics makes no sense" every day? Be a human being! Say something constructive!

    A few hundred Higgs bosons have been seen, take it easy; that is enough for a discovery.

    Go and read something inspiring! Or make a child, and teach her or him all you possibly can.

  3. I am not a German male, so maybe I have a chance?

  4. Oh Clara,

    Loops are a hazard. I've got stuck in an even tighter one now. Ctrl-Alt-Delete. All I can say is wibble,