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“Loop Quantum Gravity is Dead … ”

… is a phrase that many high energy theorists, especially those of the stringy persuasion, long to hear. Fortunately, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, reports of the death of loop quantum gravity (LQG) are greatly exaggerated. Premature declarations of the imminent demise of LQG have a long history. The most recent one comes… Continue reading “Loop Quantum Gravity is Dead … ”

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On the Compactness of Anti-deSitter Space

In my last post, on the IAGRG30 Conference held at BITS Hyderabad, I had mentioned how during my talk I was corrected by Amitabh Virmani on a seemingly technical point. My talk was on connecting String Theory with Loop Quantum Gravity and as is inevitable in any such talk I opened with a brief description… Continue reading On the Compactness of Anti-deSitter Space

IAGRG30 – Kepler, Maldacena, Ashtekar and all that …

IAGRG30 – India’s Biennial Gravity Meetup I was recently in BITS Hyderabad 1 attending the 30th meeting of the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG30). I was pleasantly surprised that my abstract was selected for a talk and that too for the very first talk on the first day of the “Quantum Gravity”… Continue reading IAGRG30 – Kepler, Maldacena, Ashtekar and all that …

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DAE-HEP 2018 – Preons, Fermions and All That

The 23th DAE-BRNS High Energy Physics Symposium was held at IIT Madras from Dec 10 – Dec 14. It was an interesting event. I met lots of very smart people. My abstract based on my paper had been selected for a talk in the “Formal Theory” parallel session on Dec 11. Interestingly the talk preceding… Continue reading DAE-HEP 2018 – Preons, Fermions and All That