Mathematics of Repulsive Behavior in an Exceptional Family

Mathematics sometimes is all about family. Here is one of those times: “Repulsive Behavior in an Exceptional Family,” Jeffrey Stopple [pictured here], arXiv:1108.6272, August 31, 2011. Stoppel, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, writes, using the royal “we”: “The existence of a Landau-Siegel zero leads to the Deuring-Heilbronn phenomenon, here appearing in the 1-level density in […]

Scary-Sounding Physics Idea, Repulsed

If you like your physics scary-sounding, freighted with impressive phrases and ultimately reassuring, dink deep from this study: “Ruling Out Bosonic Repulsive Dark Matter,” Zachary Slepian and Jeremy Goodman, arXiv:1109.3844v1, September 18, 2011. The authors explain: “We develop the model first proposed by Goodman (2000) and derive the equation of state at finite temperature. Isothermal […]