2016-17 Readings

5/11/17
T. Menon (ms): Taking up superspace

5/4/17
P. Schwarz and J. Schwarz (2004): Supersymmetry and superspace (Ch 9)

4/26/17
J. Holloway presents “Continuum-Many Interacting Worlds”

3/10/17
J.T. Ismael (2016): How physics makes us free (selections)
Special guest: Prof. David Garfinkle (Oakland U.)

2/17/17
J. Hartle and M. Srednicki (2007): Are we typical?

2/10/17
S. Weinberg (1987): Anthropic bound on the cosmological constant
S. Weinberg (2005): Living in the multiverse

2/3/17
No meeting! Go to this talk instead!

1/20/17
Y. Benétreau-Dupin: Blurring out Cosmic Puzzles (2015)

12/7/16
L. Susskind: Lattice Fermions (1977)
H. Nielson & M. Ninomiya: A No-Go Theorem for Regularizing Chiral Fermions (1981)

11/30/16
K. Wilson: Confinement of Quarks (1974)

11/16/16
J. Weatherall:  Are Newtonian Gravitation and Geometrized Newtonian Gravitation Theoretically Equivalent?

11/9/16
K. Coffey: On Mass and Energy in Special Relativistic Particle Dynamics (e-mail for a copy)

10/26/16
J. Norton: A Quantum Mechanical Supertask
Stanford Encyclopedia blurb: QM Supertasks

10/12/16
R. Batterman: Philosophical implications of Kadanoff’s work on the renormalization group

10/05/16
J. Baez: Struggles with the continuum, Sections 4-5

9/28/16
J. Baez: Struggles with the continuum, Sections 1-3

9/21/16
J. Dunkel and S. Hilbert: Consistent Thermostatistics forbids negative absolute temperatures
D. Frenkel and P. Warren: Gibbs, Boltzmann, and negative temperatures
Optional: Schneider et al. comment on Dunkel and Hilbert paper
Optional: Dunkel and Hilbert rebuttal