Energy Is Conserved (the history) (via viXra log)

August 11, 2010 § 1 Comment

Whether you agree with him or not, this is great time-line in the history of physics.  Philip Gibbs is fast becoming one of my favorite physics bloggers. Not because of his opinions, (I have no idea who’s opinion to believe.)but because of the detail of his explanations. I guess what I am saying is, he describes physics at a level I understand. He doesn’t write in technical jargon that only physicists can understand. And, he doesn’t dumb it down for the masses like… a couple of other guys I just decided not to name. (Because I like and respect them) 

“We have been discussion the law of conservation of energy in the context of classical general relativity. So far I have not been able to convince anyone here that the maths shows that energy is conserved. Lubos Motl and Matti Pitkanen have posted some contrary arguments on their blogs to add to the old one by Sean Carroll. We have also been trading points and counterpoint in the comments with Ervin Goldfain joining in, also in disagreement with m … Read More

via viXra log By Philip Gibbs


Is it time to tear apart the fabric of space-time?

August 9, 2010 § 1 Comment

Is it time to tear apart the fabric of space-time? (Image: Chrisos Maggans)Another “Theory of Everything” to think about. This guy is taking on Einstein. You have to admire his courage.

“And so space-time – the malleable fabric whose geometry can be changed by the gravity of stars, planets and matter – was born. It is a concept that has served us well, but if physicist Petr Horava is right, it may be no more than a mirage. Horava, who is at the University of California, Berkeley, wants to rip this fabric apart and set time and space free from one another in order to come up with a unified theory that reconciles the disparate worlds of quantum mechanics and gravity – one the most pressing challenges to modern physics.” Read the full story

via Rethinking Einstein: The end of space-time – physics-math – 09 August 2010 – New Scientist.

Schedule for LHC’s next few years revealed

July 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

The race is on, or continuing between the LHC and the Tevatron.  Regular readers know of my passion for particle physics. I find the work they are doing at the accelerators endlessly fascinating. Will they find this Higgs? Personally I don’t think so. Can I back that up with a reasoned argument? Nope. But, there are some very brilliant theoretical physicists who can. My point, I don’t have a horse in this race. I am watching it for the beauty of the game. It is beautiful.

“Steve Myers, CERN’s Director for Accelerators and Technology, presented the LHC schedule for the next 10 years today in the first plenary presentation at the International Conference on High Energy Physics. Myers also presented his predictions for the amount of data that the LHC may collect over the same time period. These predictions over the next few years will be scrutinized closely by scientists at Fermilab’s Tevatron, who have proposed extending the accelerator’s life for a further 3 years.” Read full Story»

via symmetry breaking » Blog Archive » Schedule for LHC’s next few years revealed.

How can your blog brighten the world?

July 16, 2010 § 2 Comments

Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world. He talks about clever strategies to open up your Twitter world and read the news in languages you don’t even know.

Visit Global Voices website today. Follow Global Voices on twitter.

Unified Field Theory

June 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

We are one. We all started out together as a singularity or super-string then BANG we expanded. We didn’t separate. We are all still connected, every person, animal, rock, tree, star, planet at a subatomic level. We are all connected.

Watch Frank Wilczek First. It is a longer lecture, but well worth it. Plus, it makes John Hagelin look less like a nutter. – Frank Wilczek: The LHC and Unified Field Theory.

Grand Unified Theory-Wikipedia

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