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Good news for quantum physics. From what I can gather...

Postby the_ignored » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:19 am

Here.

"The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like “amplituhedron,” which yields an equivalent one-term expression.

“The degree of efficiency is mind-boggling,” said Jacob Bourjaily, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University and an author of the first of two papers detailing the new idea. “You can easily do, on paper, computations that were infeasible even with a computer before.”

The new geometric version of quantum field theory could also facilitate the search for a theory of quantum gravity that would seamlessly connect the large- and small-scale pictures of the universe. Attempts thus far to incorporate gravity into the laws of physics at the quantum scale have run up against nonsensical infinities and deep paradoxes. The amplituhedron, or a similar geometric object, could help by removing two deeply rooted principles of physics: locality and unitarity."
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Re: Good news for quantum physics. From what I can gather..

Postby zilch » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm

So Geometry is God. I always suspected.
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Re: Good news for quantum physics. From what I can gather..

Postby BeamStalk » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Then Algebra is the devil, never trust Muslims... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :evil:
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Re: Good news for quantum physics. From what I can gather..

Postby the_ignored » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:33 am

Amplituhedron. Sounds like something Lovecraft would make up. Ex) Trapezahedron
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