Its been a while since I have posted an entry here. Unfortunately this can not be ascribed entirely to my laziness: I just didn’t have much to say. Ha! More seriously now, I have been busy with the beginning of the quarter. This involves a lot of troubleshooting for the ‘electronic component’ of the course. Seeing as I have nothing to say, I thought it would be good to divert your attention to other stuff that should be read today written by other people.
In the arxiv, there are two very interesting papers. One is by George Smooth on ideas for a holographic Universe, and the other by Samanta on the thermodynamic origin of gravity. Of course, I haven’t had enough time to digest these ideas fully, but they look rather interesting to me.
I also had time to look at a paper on varying dimensionaliy at different length scales. Even by requiring very low standards, I can not take that proposal seriously. My guess is that a careful analysis of the data already available would show that the model they are discussing is wrong.
Finally, on a cute note, there was a humor piece article in the daily Nexus (the local student newspaper at UCSB) that was very amusing and fits the theme for physics perfectly.
Update: This was posted as an April’s fool joke, to try to get you to read what I consider to be the most unreliable papers on the arxiv for the day of April 1st 2010. I do not endorse these papers in any way whatsoever.