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Category Archives: Boltzmann
Boltzmann’s Brain
There is a new article by Dennis Overbye in the New York Times called, Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? It could be the weirdest and most embarrassing prediction in the history of cosmology, if not science. If true, … Continue reading
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The Perfect Sphere
Before I begin I had to mention the following two entries below that I wanted to do but was short on time. This recording was produced by converting into audible sounds some of the radar echoes received by Huygens during … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropic Principal, Aurora, Boltzmann, Colour of Gravity, Condensed Matter, Earth, George Gabriel Stokes, Higgs, Law of Octaves, Microscopic Blackholes, Navier Stokes, sonofusion, Sonoluminence, Sun, Symmetry, Symmetry Breaking, Themis, Titan, Tunnelling, When is a pipe a pipe?
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Pattern Recognition
Strominger: That was the problem we had to solve. In order to count microstates, you need a microscopic theory. Boltzmann had one–the theory of molecules. We needed a microscopic theory for black holes that had to have three characteristics: One, … Continue reading
Collapse of the Blackhole
String theory grew out of attempts to find a simple and elegant way to account for the diversity of particles and forces observed in our universe. The starting point was to assume that there might be a way to account … Continue reading
What are those Quantum Microstates
Now two points occupy my mind that hold questions as to what and how such counting can be done in terms of geometric propensity, that would allow these geometries into topological states. First point is: Lubos Motl said: We need … Continue reading
Microstates and Gravity
Strominger: That was the problem we had to solve. In order to count microstates, you need a microscopic theory. Boltzmann had one–the theory of molecules. We needed a microscopic theory for black holes that had to have three characteristics: One, … Continue reading
Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) Born in ClermontFerrand (France), the young Pascal was introduced to mathematics and physics by his father. So precocious was his talent in these disciplines that he published his innovative Essai pour … Continue reading
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Emergence= Phase Transitions of Symmetry?
Witten said: One thing I can tell you, though, is that most string theorist’s suspect that spacetime is a emergent Phenomena in the language of condensed matter physics. Part of the difficulty was realizing that the end result of a … Continue reading
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Quantum Microstates: Gas Molecules in the Presence of a Gravitational Field
Andy Strominger: This was a field theory that lived on a circle, which means it has one spatial dimension and one time dimension. We derived the fact that the quantum states of the black hole could be represented as the … Continue reading
Fool’s Gold
Ludwig Boltzmann (18441906) In 1877 Boltzmann used statistical ideas to gain valuable insight into the meaning of entropy. He realized that entropy could be thought of as a measure of disorder, and that the second law of thermodynamics expressed the … Continue reading