👓 Lost in Math | Peter Woit

Read Lost in Math by Peter Woit (math.columbia.edu)
Sabine Hossenfelder‚Äôs new book¬†Lost in Math¬†should be starting to appear in bookstores around now. It‚Äôs very good and you should get a copy. I hope that the book will receive a lot of attention, but suspect that much of this will focus on an oversimplified version of the book‚Äôs argument, ignoring some of the more interesting material that she has put together. Hossenfelder‚Äôs main concern is the difficult current state of theoretical fundamental physics, sometimes referred to as a ‚Äúcrisis‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúnightmare scenario‚ÄĚ. She is writing at what is likely to be a decisive moment for the subject: the negative LHC results for popular speculative models are now in. What effect will these have on those who have devoted decades to studying such models?

I love that he calls out the review in Science.

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