23 November 2013

Progress of particle theorists

Act 1
I see children shouting: "Only one bar of chocolate? I want more!"

Adult theoretical particle physicists, instead, are much deeper: "Only three dimensions? I want more!" "Only these symmetries? I want more!" "Only these particles? I want more!" "Only this energy? I want more!"

Act 2
After the answer "Sorry, there is none left.", children say: "You are nasty!"

Adult theoretical particle physicists, instead, are much deeper: "You are stupid!"

Act 3
After that, children get creative in some new direction.

Adult theoretical particle physicists get stubborn and go on. Who is wiser?

4 comments:

  1. "A final, unified theory must be unmodifiable. A final, unified theory must be an explanation of general relativity and the standard model. Because the supersymmetry, the superstring conjecture and loop quantum gravity do not explain the standard model of particle physics, they are neither final nor even unified theories. In fact, at least one of these two aspects is lacking in every candidate final theory proposed in the twentieth century. We will discover below that the strand model is unmodifiable. Its fundamental principle cannot be varied in any way without destroying the whole description. Indeed, no modification of the strand model or of the fundamental principle has been found so
    far. We will also discover that the strand model explains the standard model of particle physics. The strand model is thus a candidate for the final theory."
    -- Christoph Schiller, Motion Mountain, vol.6

    I think a wise person would read on.

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  2. Dear Clara

    How are you?

    Abraham

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