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My answer to Thinking Like A Theorist: Why is m special? version

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As always, this is only my answer - other comments, viewpoints, and reasons are welcome (as long as they are physically correct of course).

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4 years ago

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In these books from Leonard Susskind (String Theorist) are referenced most of the latest developments on theoretical physics achievements in String Theory with Anti De Sitter Space (anti ADS) where the negative curvature of space creates the illusion of gravity and the need for extra dimensions. Juan Maldacenna and other groups of physics have developed that the dimensions we observe as 3+1 can be degraded to 2+1 if ADS is used.

Please check these:

The Black Hole Wars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0D8A0jRiY

About Richard Feynman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Waurx8e-1o

The Black hole information paradox:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_4tDnMKl4

amazon.co.uk Search for Leonard Susskind

The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Black-Hole-War-Mechanics/dp/0316016411/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1375525183&sr=8-3&keywords=Susskind

An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Information-String-Theory-Revolution/dp/9812561315/ref=sr16?ie=UTF8&qid=1375525183&sr=8-6&keywords=Susskind

The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cosmic-Landscape-Illusion-Intelligent/dp/0316013331/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1375525183&sr=8-4&keywords=Susskind Konstantinos Angelis · 4 years ago

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A great post!

The "equivalence principle" link redirects me to the same page. Could you fix that? Mursalin Habib · 4 years ago

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@Mursalin Habib fixed! David Mattingly Staff · 4 years ago

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