Friday, January 27, 2017

Triality Simulation

It is quite popular in the media these days to think of the universe as a simulation.  But what kind of simulation could this be?  First off, what is the difference between something that is "real" and a simulation?  The revelation would be that there is no difference between what we consider real and what we behold as simulated.

Indeed, billions of dollars could be used to prove we are in a simulation. However, that venture must begin with a theoretical investigation.  And theoretical physics is the correct domain to begin this venture, by discovering the unified theory.

So what is a unified theory?  Is it a theory of our observable universe?  Or can we do much better and discover the theory behind all possible simulated universes?  The answer should be clear.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

AQG Maui

The third Advances in Quantum Gravity conference is underway, at the Pacific Science Institute, Maui.  So far, there have been illuminating talks by Cohl Furey, Garrett Lisi and Alessio Marrani.  There seems to be glimmers of higher gauge theory in the air, with an infinite ascent into an ultimate motivic correspondence.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dragonfly 44: A Large Galaxy of Dark Matter

An ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG) called Dragonfly 44 was observed by the Keck II telescope, consisting mostly of dark matter.  It is roughly the size of our Milky Way galaxy and certainly not fully described by the standard model of particle physics.  What could such a dark galaxy be made of?  Cast your votes.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

AQG 2016

It is once again time for AQG.  Quantum gravity researchers invade the silicon valley.  The synthesis will be quite potent.  From Tannakian categories and motivic L-functions, to Shimura Varieties and exceptional gradings, let the games begin.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

LIGO Rumors

Rumor has it both LIGO observatories have reported 5.1 sigma evidence of a binary black hole merger.  Results are expected to be announced Feb. 11th.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AQG 2015

Beginning next week, Advances in Quantum Gravity 2015 (AQG 2015) will begin.  Some of the most innovative young theorists in the world will gather to discuss the latest research in quantum gravity and unified field theory.  The conference is invitation only, with participants sharing the latest ideas from all major approaches to quantum gravity, in a formalism independent setting.