All of that is based on the Maldacena Conjecture and the viscosity of the
quark-gluon pasma as well.
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...these are a few of my favourite things!
> In the 12/10/13 issue of "New Scientist", in an article entitled "All or
> nothing?" I read that "certain aspects of the behaviour of [high
> temperature superconductors] are much easier to capture using the
> mathematics of string theory."
> "every state of matter matches up with a gravitational scenario that can
> be described using (...) string theory. Superconductors can be understood
> as stars made of charged particles and (...) Higgs bosons. Classical
> liquids can be modelled using the mathematics of black holes that do not
> have spin and have no electric charge."
> That struck me as rather mind-boggling. How can a theory of 10 (?)
> dimensional space-time and vibrating strings relate stars to
> superconductors, etc? (And are there other parallelisms waiting to be
> discovered - other physical phenomena that are mathematically identical
> when they go through the looking glass, as it were?)
> This seems to me to be saying something profound about reality. I just
> wish I knew what it was.
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