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Comment on Nice to be Back… by Clifford

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:34:31 +0000

I don’t know of any particular advanced text any of us use. Depends on the advanced topic.

Comment on Nice to be Back… by Clifford

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:30:03 +0000

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Comment on Nice to be Back… by Franz Dullaart

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:21:20 +0000 It would be nice to be able to subscribe to your blog!

Comment on Nice to be Back… by Stephanie Taylor

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:44:11 +0000

As a professional artist, I'm in complete admiration of your approach, process, your commitment to each and every drawing. And, the challenge of figuring out how to communicate such profound concepts, whether you know how to draw or not. Bravo from California.

Comment on Nice to be Back… by Rico Suave

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:52:51 +0000

Do you or anyone else there teach an advanced QFT course? What book is used for that? What about a particle physics course/Standard Model course? What book is used for that, if so? Thanks!

Comment on Nice to be Back… by Clifford

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:06:24 +0000

I’ll probably use Zee’s book as the primary text. Sorry, course websites are on blackboard here... and I will put notes out for this one. There are many excellent notes out there, and some great books, like Zee. Cheers, -cvj

Comment on Nice to be Back… by Rico Suave

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:32:01 +0000

Which textbook(s) will you be using? Also, any chance that your notes will be made available online? Oh, and is the course website accessible to non-students?

Comment on Two Events! by Clifford

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:26:55 +0000

Hi John. Thanks for the purchase. Hope you read a copy too. Thanks for letting me know about the ad. Cheers, -cvj

Comment on Two Events! by John Branch

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:28:17 +0000

I learned of your book only today. In case you're interested, your publisher advertised it in a New York Review of Books email. I haven't read it yet, needless to say, but I already ordered a copy as a gift for a friend. Also, since I haven't checked your blog in ages (glad to see it's still running), I didn't see your mention of the Pioneer Works event until just now. I hope you get back there for another event sometime. Meanwhile, best wishes for your book!

Comment on Noted… by Clifford

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:40:12 +0000

Hi! I’m not sure I understand the question. You should be able to purchase it by any means you wish to. Your local bookstors may have it on their shelves, Or you can ask them to order it for you,or you can get it online. I think it might be out of stock temporarily at some of the large online sellers, but I imagine that they will restock shortly. Ordering directly from the MIT press website will get it to you for sure. I hope that answers your question?

Comment on Noted… by Clark Lehman

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:30:10 +0000

I am attempting to purchase your book for my daughter (she has a youtube video blog on books called Possibly Literate) - any suggestions? Clark Lehman

Comment on Noted… by Clifford

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:02:23 +0000

Hi... no plans just yet, but that can change. Check back! Thanks, -cvj

Comment on Noted… by David

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:55:10 +0000

Dang, missed your Brooklyn appearance, any chance of visiting the NYC area again ?

Comment on Anthony Zee’s Joke(?) by Clifford

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:05:19 +0000

Well, there very string-like features of scattering amplitudes that would be a signature of having an underlying string description. Lots of string theory text books start out with such features. If the quantum gravity regime that turns on at the Planck scale allowed a description in terms of scattering of quanta, one could perhaps test out whether such features are there. Indeed there is no guarantee that any of our usual language learned from perturbative quantum processes here at low energy will apply, but you never know. And yes, we could end up in a strongly coupled mess with no localized degrees of freedom... but maybe we’d be lucky. Look at what happened with the strong interactions. I do not know if there is anything generic about strings that one can look for in general. I don’t thing we understand string theory that well. Maybe duality? Maybe dynamically changing spacetime dimension? I’d bet on those if I had to bet at all.... but it is probably ly too early to be betting. --cvj

Comment on Anthony Zee’s Joke(?) by Axl Rose

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:52:29 +0000

How would we know we were looking at somethin that has a string theory description? Are there generic things to look for at that scale that, if observed, would imply a string theory description? Or do we need to learn more about the non perturbative theory before we can arrive at an answer?