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Sabine Hossenfelder
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Can we use gravitational waves to rule out extra dimensions – and string theory with it?
Gravitational Waves, Computer simulation. Credits: Henze, NASA Tl;dr: Probably not. Last week I learned from New Scientist that “ Gravitational waves could show hints of extra dimensions. ” The article is about a paper which recently appeared on the arxiv: ...

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“Not a Toy” - New Video about Symmetry Breaking
Here is the third and last of the music videos I produced together with Apostolos Vasilidis and Timo Alho, sponsored by FQXi . The first two are here and here . In this video, I am be-singing a virtual particle pair that tries to separate, and quite literal...

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A Philosopher Tries to Understand the Black Hole Information Paradox
Is the information loss paradox really a paradox? Tim Maudlin, a philosopher from NYU and occasional reader of this blog, doesn’t think so. Today, he has a paper on the arXiv in which he complains that the so-called paradox isn’t and physicists don’t unders...

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Away Note
I'm in Munich next week, playing with the philosophers. Be good while I'm away, back soon. (Below, the girls, missing a few teeth.)

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In which I sing about Schrödinger’s cat
You have all been waiting for this. The first ever song about quantum entanglement, Boltzmann brains, and the multiverse: This is the second music video produced in collaboration with Apostolos Vasilidis and Timo Alho, supported by FQXi. ( The first is her...

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May-day Pope-hope
Pope Francis meets Stephen Hawking. [Photo: Piximus .] My husband is a Roman Catholic, so is his whole family. I’m a heathen. We’re both atheists, but dear husband has steadfastly refused to leave the church. That he throws out money with the annual “ churc...
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