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Category Archives: Susskind
TED TalkLeonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman
I decided when I was asked to do this that what I really wanted to talk about was my friend Richard Feynman. I was one of the fortunate few that really did get to know him and enjoyed his presence. … Continue reading
Entheorizing
LEONARD SUSSKIND: And I fiddled with it, I monkeyed with it. I sat in my attic, I think for two months on and off. But the first thing I could see in it, it was describing some kind of particles … Continue reading
Posted in Einstein, Self Evident, Susskind
Tagged Einstein, Materialism, Self Evident, Susskind
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Voxels
A generalization of a voxel is the doxel, or dynamic voxel. This is used in the case of a 4D dataset, for example, an image sequence that represents 3D space together with another dimension such as time. In this way, … Continue reading
Gedanken Experiments
While some might consider the multidimensional nature of the emotive states laughter does indeed go a long way. It is not without consideration here that such a thinking moves beyond the normal everyday. We are all embroiled in it, one … Continue reading
Posted in Elephant, Outside Time, Susskind
Tagged Elephant, John Archibald Wheeler, Outside Time, Susskind
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The Cosmic Landscape
I noticed a few blogs mentioning the landscape. Asymptotia(Clifford Johnson), The Reference Frame(Lubos Motl), and Not Even Wrong (Peter Woit’s) blog. The Cosmic Landscape:String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design by Leonard Susskind After reading Susskind’s book in regards … Continue reading
Posted in deduction, Genus Figures, Landscape, Laughlin, Mandelstam, planck, Smolin, Susskind
Tagged deduction, Genus Figures, Landscape, Laughlin, Mandelstam, planck, Smolin, Susskind
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Finiteness in String Theory Landscape
Quantum Effect, however allow a manifold to change state abruptly at some pointto tunnel through the intervening ridge to a nearby lower valley. Please take note of the underlined. Well after some thought here in terms of the landscape, it … Continue reading
Blackhole Horizon, "as a Hill?"
Physically, the effect can be interpreted as an object moving from the “false vacuum” (where = 0) to the more stable “true vacuum” (where = v). Gravitationally, it is similar to the more familiar case of moving from the hilltop … Continue reading
Posted in Bubbles, False Vacuum, Higgs, Landscape, Raphael, String Theory, Susskind
Tagged Bubbles, False Vacuum, Higgs, Landscape, Raphael, String Theory, Susskind
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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
Posted in Branes, Brian Greene, Emergence, Kaluza, Klein, Laughlin, Lisa Randall, Robert B. Laughlin, Self Evident, Smolin, Steven Weinberg, Susskind, Theory of Everything, Thomas Kuhn, Veneziano, Witten
Tagged Branes, Brian Greene, Emergence, Kaluza, Klein, Laughlin, Lisa Randall, Robert B. Laughlin, Self Evident, Smolin, Steven Weinberg, Susskind, Theory of Everything, Thomas Kuhn, Veneziano, Witten
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The Mind Field
Lee Smolin: Height is proportional to the number of things the theory gets right. Since we don’t have a convincing case for the right theory yet, that is a high peak somewhere off in the distance. The existing approaches are … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropic Principal, Colour of Gravity, Deepak Chopra, Grace, Grace Satellite, lagrangian, Memories, Satellites, Smolin, Susskind, Time Variable Measure
Tagged Anthropic Principal, Colour of Gravity, Deepak Chopra, Grace, Grace Satellite, lagrangian, Memories, Satellites, Smolin, Susskind, Time Variable Measure
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Newton’s Space was the Sensorium
Sir Isaac Newton, FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists and … Continue reading
Posted in Concepts, Deep Play, Dirac, Foundation, Outside Time, Sensorium, Sir Isaac Newton, Smolin, Susskind, Synesthesia, Wildlife
Tagged Concepts, Deep Play, Dirac, Foundation, Outside Time, Sensorium, Sir Isaac Newton, Smolin, Susskind, Synesthesia, Wildlife
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