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**Gravitation**

Ghosts 1

Galileon 1

de Sitter Unvierse

Chameleon Fields 1

Bimetric Theories of Gravity

The Parameterized Post-Newtonian Framework

Post-Post-Newtonian Physics

Black Holes and Hawking Radiation

Mass, Gravitational Binding Energy, and Nuclear Mass Defect

massive gravity 1

Cosmological Constant 1

Gravitational Waves

More Experimental Evidence in Gravitation – Hafele Keating Exp., Precession of Perihelion of Mercury, Deflection of Starlight, time dilation, gravitational waves, frame dragging, etc (don't think we did enough on this one; some topics need more elaboration) Tests of Lorentz Invariance 1

Chameleon Fields 1

__2__Bimetric Theories of Gravity

The Parameterized Post-Newtonian Framework

Post-Post-Newtonian Physics

Black Holes and Hawking Radiation

Mass, Gravitational Binding Energy, and Nuclear Mass Defect

massive gravity 1

Cosmological Constant 1

Gravitational Waves

More Experimental Evidence in Gravitation – Hafele Keating Exp., Precession of Perihelion of Mercury, Deflection of Starlight, time dilation, gravitational waves, frame dragging, etc (don't think we did enough on this one; some topics need more elaboration) Tests of Lorentz Invariance 1

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_{}**Quantum Mechanics**

Consistent Histories Interpretation (Griffiths, Omnes)

Multiple Worlds 1

Multiple Worlds 1

Process Quantum Theory (David Finkelstein)

Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations and Wavefunction Collapse (still a thing?)

Rosenfeld Universe

Wheeler-Feynman Absorber Theory

Higgs Stuff

Higgs Stuff

_{}**Vacuum**

Mass for the Graviton 1

Space-Time Vacuum (specific theories? which?)

Twistors ala Penrose 1

Superstring/Brane stuff (More specific?)

Non-commutative Geometry [Alain Connes] 1

Loop Quantum Gravity 1 2

Links between Loop Quantum Gravity and String Theory 1

Spin Networks 1

Holographic Principle 1 2

Emergent Gravity (verlinde) 1

Qubits in Space 1

Consistent Histories and Relativity (Topos) (Christopher Isham) 1 2 3 4

Bose-Einstein Condensation of Quasi-Particles

Massless Dirac Fermions (on the verge of exciton condensation)

Excitons in general.

Metamaterials (too broad)

__2__Superstring/Brane stuff (More specific?)

Non-commutative Geometry [Alain Connes] 1

__2__Loop Quantum Gravity 1 2

Links between Loop Quantum Gravity and String Theory 1

Spin Networks 1

Holographic Principle 1 2

Emergent Gravity (verlinde) 1

Qubits in Space 1

Consistent Histories and Relativity (Topos) (Christopher Isham) 1 2 3 4

**Materials Physics**Bose-Einstein Condensation of Quasi-Particles

Massless Dirac Fermions (on the verge of exciton condensation)

Excitons in general.

Metamaterials (too broad)

Spin States in Quantum Fluid Analogy (analogy to what?)

Sonoluminescence and Sonofusion

Fusion Power

Superparamagentism

Thermionic Energy Harvesting

Fusion Power

Superparamagentism

Thermionic Energy Harvesting

_{}**Uncategorized**

Buesard-Poliwell Reactor (wuzzis?)

From Podomatic Comment: Paul Corkum did a lecture entitled " a molecule takes a selfie". This was a lecture discussing his work with attosecond lasers. I'm not sure if you're familiar with this topic. It was fascinating in many respects. One being a new way of creating quantum computers. He only touched on that possibility during the lecture.

People to Investigate:

Raphael Sorkin

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_{}^{}__Posted Shows__

DEGRAVITATION:

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Dvali Hoffmann Khoury (2007)

Arkani-Hamed Dimopoulos Dvali Gabadaze (2002)

OSTROGRADSKY'S THEOREM

ReplyDeletegravitational theories with 3rd time derivatives and higher produce ghosts.

Woodard (2015)

GALILEON

ReplyDeletede Rham (2011) https://arxiv.org/abs/1106.3312

we Rham (2012) https://arxiv.org/abs/1204.5492

GRAVITATIONAL SCREENING MECHANISMS

ReplyDeleteJoyce Jain Khoury Trodden (2015)

HALOS

ReplyDeleteSelf-gravitating collapsed structures.

Nonlinear large scale structure.

Cooray & Sheth (2002)