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Notice Anything Different?

Yeah, I got sick of the boring old theme. So now we have a boring new theme. That’s called progress.

Posted in Ephemera September 28th, 2007 by Chip
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This Makes Me Oddly Happy

Stanford University physicist Shamit Kachru and three colleagues recently released a paper with the euphonious title Gauge/gravity duality and meta-stable dynamical supersymmetry breaking which contained this sentence:

While in both cases for P anti-D3-branes the probe approximation is clearly not good, in the set up of this paper we could argue that there is a competing effect which can overcome the desire of the anti-D3s to embiggen, namely their attraction towards the wrapped D5s.

Can you spot the Simpsons reference?

The Scientific American blog provides details.

Posted in Ephemera September 28th, 2007 by Chip
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