Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Witten Notes

For the benefit of Kea and other fine mathematicians who couldn't make the lecture, here are my 6 pages of notes from Ed Witten. NEXT: We'll see a more exciting gateway.


Blogger Kea said...

Thanks a lot! Enjoy the rest of your East Coast trip.

8:44 AM  
Blogger mark said...


10:21 AM  
Anonymous Tony Smith said...

Louise, thanks for posting about NY, Witten, Woit, etc.

If you are going to AGU in SF next week,
let me put in a plug for a presentation by a friend of mine at JPL, Ernesto Rodriguez, who is on the team making a presentation on Wednesday afternoon at 1425 at location MW 2022 in session H33I-04
The title is
Virtual Mission First Results Supporting the WATER HM Satellite Concept
and the authors are listed as:
*D Alsdorf, K Andreadis, D Lettenmaier, D Moller, E Rodriguez, P Bates, N Mognard, W Participants

If you get a chance to speak to Ernesto, please tell him that I said Hello and Happy 8th Day of Chanukah.

Tony Smith

6:46 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

I am glad that Kea and everyone are enjoying the posts.

For Tony: You have interesting frineds. I can't make any promises, but I will try to see them.

5:10 AM  
Blogger nige said...

Hi Louise, it is very useful to see this information about what the leading string theorists are now up to. It doesn't look very exciting (no dramatic predictions about nature that can be tested), but maybe it is just very preliminary work and may eventually lead somewhere in the distant future.

Even so, I wish there was at least as much publicity about simple ideas which do seem more likely to connect to reality because they make checkable predictions, including your work and also Tony Smith's predictions.

12:02 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

For nige: I do appreciate your support and comments. The fact that barely 100 people showed up for a conference in a beautiful setting with free registration shows how little interest Witten's work attracts outside of a small circle. I've had bigger crowds than that.

5:32 PM  

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