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GR as ELI5
« on: November 19, 2015, 01:33:41 PM »
A down-to-earth explanation of General Relativity in the New Yorker as part of the celebration of 100 years of Einstein's publication in 1915.

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-space-doctors-big-idea-einstein-general-relativity


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Re: GR as ELI5
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 07:36:15 PM »
Looks good.  Einstein was a rather strange autistic savant.  So was Dirac.
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Re: GR as ELI5
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 12:29:21 AM »
One of the problems with QM and QFM in general, is summing infinite series approximately (perturbation theory) ... and if one quantizes the gravitational field ... then normal series techniques don't work (if the graviton is a spin 2 particle anyway) but this lecturer seems outstanding ... what do you think?  I never really got good infinite series theory from either math classes or from QM classes.



My primary interest isn't quantum gravity ... but modular arithmetic, but I could see a tie-in and am really interested in seeing what this guy can teach me.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.