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The Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee recently recommended that the Tevatron be kept running for an additional three years (until 2014). By the end of that time it should be able to accumulate a total of 20 fb-1 of data, which … Continue reading

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Not Even Wrong: The Book

There’s a project I’ve been working on for the last couple years that I haven’t wanted to write about here until it was further along, but now seems to be a good time. I’ve written a book, also entitled “Not … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Physics

I’ve just finished reading Lee Smolin’s new book The Trouble With Physics, which should be released and available for sale very soon. It’s a great book, covering some of the same ground as mine, but with significant differences. This won’t … Continue reading

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Still Not Even Wrong

A while back Tushna Commissariat of Physics World came to talk with me at Columbia, partly to discuss the topic of “Not Even Wrong, ten years later”, and that has now been turned into a podcast available as Still Not … Continue reading

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Ancient History

Sometime around now is the tenth anniversary of my first foray into the business of public criticism of string theory. I wrote something up over the end-of-year holiday in 2000, and circulated it by e-mail to a list of prominent … Continue reading

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Polchinski Review at American Scientist and Cosmic Variance

This month’s American Scientist has a review entitled All Strung Out? of The Trouble With Physics and Not Even Wrong by prominent string theorist Joe Polchinski, and he has posted a slightly edited version of the review with some explanatory … Continue reading

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Two Reviews

Two reviews by physicists of my book and Lee Smolin’s have recently appeared. The first is by David Lindley in the Wilson Quarterly. Lindley has written some excellent popular books about physics, including one about quantum mechanics entitled Where Does … Continue reading

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Events

Because of the book, people have contacted me with various requests to do one sort of event or another, and I’ve agreed to do a few of these. Here’s a list in case any readers of the blog are interested … Continue reading

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Corrections…

I’m well aware that there’s far too much these days on this blog about the controversy over string theory, but two things have appeared today in the press about this that aren’t accurate, and I can’t resist using this platform … Continue reading

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The Unraveling of String Theory

This week’s Time magazine has as article by Michael Lemonick about the controversy over string theory entitled The Unraveling of String Theory. It mentions my book and Lee Smolin’s, and there’s a quote from Sean Caroll. There’s the usual hysterical … Continue reading

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