A Catastrophic Weekend for Theoretical High Energy Physics

It is beyond belief that not only am I again writing a post about the premature death of a colleague whom I have known for decades, but that I am doing it about two of them. Over the past weekend, two of the world’s most influential and brilliant theoretical high-energy physicists — Steve Gubser of … Read more

A Solar System Test of String Theory?!

Baloney. ¬†Hogwash. ¬†Garbage. That’s what’s to be found in the phys.org news article claiming that “Scientists at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, have identified a practical, yet overlooked, test of string theory based on the motions of planets, moons and asteroids, reminiscent of Galileo’s famed test of gravity by dropping balls from the Tower of … Read more

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