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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
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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
Posted in AdS/CFT, Hooft, Susskind
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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