A collection of links that may be of interest:
- Talks from the SM at 50 conference held earlier this summer are available here.
- A detailed expose of the “Fake Science Factory” is here, a related Nature story is here.
- For those wondering what came out of this story, you might be interested in this.
- If you want to know what happens to string theorists who leave the field, one answer is that they perform as Ninja Sex Party.
- Burt Richter passed away last month at the age of 87, some obituaries are here, here and here. Blog postings here discussing talks or papers by him can be found with this search.
- Terry Tao has come up with his own take on arithmetic geometry, available here.
- A Capella Science is really too wonderful for words. For an example, check out William Rowan Hamilton. Tommaso Dorigo explains here that Tim Blais will be at CERN on Sept. 19.
- October 10 there will be a program at the New York Academy of Science about The Mystery of our Mathematical Universe. I can’t help noticing something about discussions of the deep role of mathematics in physics: they rarely involve mathematicians.
- I’ll do an online web interview on September 6, as part of the Festivalettura in Mantua.
Update: Frank Wilczek has an insightful review of Lost in Math at Physics Today.