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Fundamental Constants

Intuitive

Explanations in this section should contain no formulas, but instead colloquial things like you would hear them during a coffee break or at a cocktail party.

Concrete

In this section things should be explained by analogy and with pictures and, if necessary, some formulas.

Abstract

Trialogue on the number of fundamental constants by M. J. Duff, L. B. Okun, G. Veneziano:

This paper consists of three separate articles on the number of fundamental dimensionful constants in physics. We started our debate in summer 1992 on the terrace of the famous CERN cafeteria. In the summer of 2001 we returned to the subject to find that our views still diverged and decided to explain our current positions. LBO develops the traditional approach with three constants, GV argues in favor of at most two (within superstring theory), while MJD advocates zero.

Why is it interesting?

Contributing authors:

Jakob Schwichtenberg
basic_notions/fundamental_constants.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/28 11:18 by jakobadmin