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Kartik Prabhu
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.
Kartik Prabhu
lot of awesome number theory here — primes, factorisation, Gaussian primes, character functions — pretty neat!
Kartik Prabhu
I never realised that you can get all Pythagorean triples from complex numbers!
Kartik Prabhu
bookmarked a post on adactio.com because
“but much to say about humanity” nice thoughts on Minority Report and Artificial Intelligence. Sci-fi is best when it is not about the technology but about humans.
Kartik Prabhu
nice demonstration of equilibrium and stability.
Kartik Prabhu
Talked about Canonical energy & linear stability of Schwazschild https://kartikprabhu.com/static/talks/Canonical-energy-and-linear-stability-of-Schwarzschild-APS2017/canonical-energy-linear-stability-schwarzschild.html #apsapril
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Bob Wald’s advice on doing science: Drink lots of coffee and talk to people. #apsapril
Kartik Prabhu
this video by @TheeNerdwriter summarises everything that I disliked about Interstellar… and yes I am a physicist.