Tag Archives: Quantum Gravity

Random Matrices in Three Short Stories – III

Why do we want a quantum theory of gravity? We just want it, okay? Hold on, this isn’t me. This was the American theoretical physicist John Preskill at a conference earlier this year. And though, in almost all probability, he was trying to be funny, this does give an idea about how difficult (and often, frustrating) it is for theoretical physicists to answer why-do-we-want-this or what-use-doing-that questions. Continue reading

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On Strings and Perspectives

This week has been really interesting. IISER Pune is hosting the eighth edition of the biennial Indian Strings Meeting. For the uninitiated, string theory is one of the many different approaches to a theory of quantum gravity (a theory which … Continue reading

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