**Future Train Wreck: Mine or Modern Physics talk Next Thursday, Jan. 26**

If you are in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, Jan. 26, you can see me live at MIT in room 3-270 from...

**Holiday Physics Card, 2016**

Just put them in the mail on December 24...It was a fun year of thinking, whether the idea is right...

**Unified Mathematical Field Theory Talk**

I gave a 15 minute talk at a local Americal Physical Society Meeting. Here is the title and...

**Holiday Card 2015**

Here is my holiday card for 2015, a tradition of mine going back to 1990. Enjoy.On the back...

*Warning*: doing a classic field theory calculation in detail requires far more math than is customary on this site. The blog is my longest so far...

Many may fear they don't have the math chops to follow this five week march. The names of the players and their jobs will be explained. There is repetition in this process which may make the steps start to sound familiar. After three weeks, the diligent reader will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of the mathematical intricacies of light, unknowable to poets or priests. My variations are nothing more than that, variations.

Aug. 1,2011: Shot in the Head

*Snarky Puzzle*

Good, I have said it. I will provide a brief biographical sketch and a short list of his lengthy accomplishments. I read one of his science outreach books, "Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Law of Nature". I will pluck out three issues from the book to show why our scientific beliefs are divergent.