Having grown weary of mainstream theoretical physics blogs either claiming nothing is wrong, or admitting something is wrong and suggesting some new idea is needed (but gods forbid it comes from some unsanctioned source), I figured I’d try to settle some of mud from these murky depths.  What can go wrong?



My 40+ years as a starving artist maverick theoretical physicist has been punctuated by synchronicities – three big ones in particular. As a graduate student I attended a Harvard colloquium, given by a visiting professor from Yale, on the octonion algebra and color SU(3). Feza Gürsey was leading research into this connection at Yale. At …

Sour old hamster says no

There are two broad categories of mathematics: concocted; and fundamental. Concocted mathematics helps with the “how” of physics. Fundamental mathematics can give us the “why”. Most of fundamental mathematics arises from the two finite series of integers: 1,2,4,8; 1,2,8,24. The starting point of the first series is the set of parallelizable spheres; the second intersects …