Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cornell physics e-print archive papers of note

Note that Waldyr has significantly toned down his initial comments made under duress from some "dozen important physicists" who did not particularly "like" him and who allegedly threatened the funding of his students. Note also that Waldyr explicitly mentions his pattern of critiquing other physicist's archive papers for what he considers mathematical errors.


General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, abstract

From: Jack Sarfatti [view email]

Date (revised v12): Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:18:39 GMT (998kb)
Emergent Gravity: String Theory Without String Theory

Authors: Jack Sarfatti
Comments: This 12th version adds a remark about DeSitter Space and Cartan forms. The formal math objections raised by Waldyr Rodrigues about the first version of this paper that I did not have 4 tetrads and 6 spin connections were based on his misreading of my notation. Professor Rodrigues wrote me that he has made similar formal objections about "twenty" other physicist's papers. Needs Acrobat 6 or later to read
I derive the Einstein 1915 classical field theory of gravity with what resembles both a massive torsion field and the Calabi Yau degrees of freedom from a conjectured eight Goldstone phases of the cosmic inflation field provided that the full Poincare group is locally gauged and its Lorentz subgroup is spontaneously broken in the vacuum. What looks like both the t Hooft Susskind world hologram conjecture of volume without volume and the quantization of area in Planck units given by Bekenstein and Hawking seem to be natural consequences of the conjecture. Just as the Michelson Morley experiment gave a null result, this model predicts that the LHC will never find any viable dark matter exotic particles as a matter of fundamental principle, neither will any other conceivable dark matter detector. The Cambridge IofA dark matter virial speed of 9km/sec is questioned. A way to detect pocket universes in the cosmic landscape beyond all types of horizons bounded by null geodesics is suggested based on the work of Antony Valentini.


General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, abstract

From: Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr. [view email]
Date (v1): Mon, 27 Feb 2006 12:17:17 GMT (20kb)
Date (revised v2): Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:57:06 GMT (20kb)
A Comment on Emergent Gravity

Authors: Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr
Comments: 21 pages. In this version some misprints have been corrected, two new references have been added and some (eventual) offensive observations have been deleted
This paper is a set of notes that we wrote concerning the first version of Emergent Gravity [gr-qc/0602022]. It is our version of an exercise that we proposed to some of our students. The idea was to find mathematical errors and inconsistencies on some recent articles published in scientific journals and in the arXiv, and we did.

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