Kartik Prabhu
nice series by @3blue1brown
different ways of looking at a problem are pretty useful
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More weekend reading, this time on the “matching problem”
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.07863
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Some weekend reading: two new papers on blackholes
Canonical Energy and Hertz Potentials for Perturbations of Schwarzschild Spacetime http://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09883
Symmetries and charges of general relativity at null boundaries http://arxiv.org/abs/1807.11499
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Great interview with physicist Sau Lan Wu https://www.quantamagazine.org/sau-lan-wus-three-major-physics-discoveries-and-counting-20180718/
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Looks like the blackhole stability problem is getting some press https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-test-einsteins-equations-poke-a-black-hole-20180308/
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new stuff with Bob Wald on stability of black holes to axisymmetric electromagnetic perturbations https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.03248
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yes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homogeneous_space#Homogeneous_spaces_as_coset_spaces even though I don’t know what you mean by “isometry”.
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OK everyone, back to work. Quantum Gravity is not going to figure itself out!
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In which signature is the “conservation of convention law” stated?
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‘I know, I’ll use Latex macros’ Now you have two problems (also see https://xkcd.com/208/ and https://xkcd.com/927/)
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hopefully you are using the maths convention — phi_^* for pullback since it is a “dual map”
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there are worse convention-violations in GR; signature, Riemann tensor, extrinsic curvature… comparatively this is not a big deal!
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because it is consistent with the index positions for objects being pulled-back, forms, vs objects being pushed-forward, vectors.
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nice demonstration of equilibrium and stability.
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Bob Wald’s advice on doing science: Drink lots of coffee and talk to people. #apsapril