Welcome to the newly improved 4gravitons.wordpress.com!
I’ll be keeping redirects up from the old blog at 4gravitonsandagradstudent.wordpress.com, so old links should still work. Those of you following on WordPress Reader, I think the blog should be properly transferred there as well.
In addition to the spiffy new graphics, the blog has a number of handy new features. I’ve added categories to all of the posts from the following list: (2, 0) Theory, Amateur Philosophy, Amplitudes Methods, Astrophysics/Cosmology, General QFT, Gravity, Life as a Physicist, Science Communication, String Theory, Yang-Mills, and Misc. There’s a menu in the sidebar that lets you pick a category and look at posts from only that category.
I’ve also added a variety of tags, many of which are listed in the tag cloud in the sidebar. Bigger tags indicate more content.
There’s a blogroll now, of blogs I think are worth reading, including a mix of established folks and interesting people I’ve run into.
I’ve put the guide to N=8 supergravity up in the menus at the top, along with a collection of my posts on physics careers, and some general quantum field theory posts that I reference a lot. Each is in a separate section under Handy Handbooks. The posts have been cleaned up a bit, so if you missed them the first time be sure to take a gander.
Finally, I’ve added a Contact page, in case you want to ask me questions that don’t make sense as comments.
Take some time to explore the new features! And welcome to the next phase in the trials and tribulations of four gravitons and a postdoc!
Welcome to your new digs! Apparently my Follow followed you from there to here, so hooray!
Say,… I just noticed “Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario” … is that where Lee Smolin hangs out? I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of his books. I like how he has a leg in the philosophical world. I’m not sure I buy the evolution of universes thing, though… 🙂
Yep, Lee Smolin is at the Perimeter Institute. It’s one of the few places in the world that still has a significant Loop Quantum Gravity presence.
I’d heard that his team hoped analysis of supernova neutrino and photon arrival time data might give some support to LQG by detecting the slight increase of travel time due to following the mesh. That was a few years ago, and about the only thing I’d heard in a while.
My understanding is that didn’t pan out…but I don’t really know much about this, I don’t follow LQG.