Scientists should be bold. They are expected to think out of the box, and to pursue their ideas until these either trickle down into a new stream, or dry out in the sand. Of course, not everybody can be a genuine “seer”: the progress of science requires few seers and many good soldiers who do the lower-level, dirty work. Even soldiers, however, are expected to put their own creativity in the process now and then -and that is why doing science is appealing even to us mortals.
“Observables of Quantum Gravity,” is a strange title to me, since we are looking at perspectives that are, how would one say, limited?
Where is such a focus located that we make talk of observables? Can such an abstraction be made then and used here, that we may call it, “mathematics of abstraction” and can arise from a “foundational basis” other then all the standard model distributed in particle attributes?
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Sabine Hossenfelder”>Observables of Quantum Gravity at the LHC
Perimeter Institute, Ontario, Canada
The search for a satisfying theory that unifies general relativity with quantum field theory is one of the major tasks for physicists in the 21st century. Within the last decade, the phenomenology of quantum gravity and string theory has been examined from various points of view, providing new perspectives and testable predictions. I will give a short introduction into these effective models which allow to extend the standard model and include the expected effects of the underlying fundamental theory. I will talk about models with extra dimensions, models with a minimal length scale and those with a deformation of Lorentz-invariance. The focus is on observable consequences, such as graviton and black hole production, black hole decays, and modifications of standard-model cross-sections.
So while we have created the conditions for an experimental framework, is this what is happening in nature? We are simulating the cosmos in it’s interactions, so how is it that we can bring the cosmos down to earth? How is it that we can bring the cosmos down to the level of mind in it’s abstractions that we do not just call it a flight of fancy, but of one that arises in mind based on the very foundations on the formation of this universe?