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Finding new physics: How to get a big bang for our bucks

Physics has a big problem: How should it decide what avenues to new fundamental physics to explore? The problem is invisible but affects our lives. We could start to fix it if non-physicists—who pay the bills and stand to reap the benefits—recognize it is our problem and also our opportunity: The fix could be worth […]

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The Flatness Problem

General relativity says spacetime is curved. It is similar to saying that the surface of the earth is curved. The curve’s so slight the curvature is easy to forget. It has local bumps and wrinkles. But overall the 2-D surface of the earth is curved more or less like a sphere. Spacetime could be curved […]