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Category Archives: Robert B. Laughlin
Music of the Quantum
The weird quantum nature of the atomic world challenges us to revise the way we view the world around us. We learn that our everyday world – built out of the myriad superposition of matter waves, has an unexpected capacity … Continue reading
The Effect of Cosmic Particle Collisions
How many with holding views of Climate Change have ever considered Earth’s place in the cosmos and it’s affects created from cosmic particle collisions from space? So this post is to help illuminate the subject a bit with past information … Continue reading
Theoretical Excellence
Although Aristotle in general had a more empirical and experimental attitude than Plato, modern science did not come into its own until Plato’s Pythagorean confidence in the mathematical nature of the world returned with Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. For instance, … Continue reading
Heralded from the 21st Century: String Theory
I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimensionality, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality.” from Flatland, by E. A. Abbott It … Continue reading
What’s on the Condense Matter Theorist’s Mind?
The Theory of Everything Prof. Robert B. Laughlin The crystalline state is the simplest known example of a quantum , a stable state of matter whose generic lowenergy properties are determined by a higher organizing principle and nothing else. Robert … Continue reading
Quantum Hall Effect
This article below was set in motion by Stefan’s article,”Pencils, Black Holes, and the Klein Paradox”, at Backreaction. B will have to offer her perspective on the blackhole analogy. I offer mine.:) The fractional quantum Hall effect continues to be … Continue reading
The Blackhole as a Superfluid: It’s Viscosity
Now you must understand that thinking of any first principle is hard to refrain from, especially, if one had thought like I do, that the geometrical tendencies are inherent in the way this is handled, and that it leads to … Continue reading
What Lies Beneath
The Bottom up approach? R.B.Laughlin: The paper by Senthil et al. [9] is an attempt to address this issue mathematically. It deals specifically with a suspicion many of us have had that quark confinement, one of the most cherished features … Continue reading