23 August 2013

Arkani-Hasleft - after physics, now reality

If you have a job at the IAS in Princeton, and try to do better than Einstein, there are chances that you succeed.

Einstein went there in the 1930s, and did almost nothing. In fact, Einstein went there, searched for a unified field theory along a path that was clearly wrong and at the same time published papers in which he said that no unified field theory was possible. But Einstein had done a few things before.

What does it mean to do better than Einstein at the IAS? First, it means to tell everybody to take your wrong path as well, while knowing that it makes no sense at all to follow it.

On the subject of unification, the IAS has a strange result. The collection of the smartest minds of the US worked together for decades with an output:
This is the second part of what doing "better than Einstein" means at the IAS.

Next time, try a woman.

20 August 2013

Motl admits that supersymmetry is wrong

Motl, a failed physicist, failed string theorist, failed physics crackpot, failed political activist, and failed husband, is a regular reader and commentor on this blog. Unfortunately, his comments on this blog are mostly unfit for publishing. But one development is worth mentioning. As he made clear in his latest comment on this blog, Motl now agrees that supersymmetry is wrong.

Now that supersymmetry not only disagrees with reason, but also disagrees with experiment, Motl has switched his longtime position, and wrote: "You are right, you slut!" My husband is already a intense fan of Motl...

But all men, like Motl, who hate their mom merit our prayers.