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Wall for Dilaton

Also, are you deleting (or hiding) comments of mine you deem offensive? This is really annoying. In this case, I don't mind, but please don't do this--- it is important to have a no-censorship discussion, as otherwise nonsense like this can spread. Right now, very old results in gauge theory are being nonsensically challenged by myopic fools in lattice gauge theory field that do not have proper peer review, and write nonsense. This nonsense is "overthrowing" results that cannot be overthrown, as they are obvious to anyone who has run a simulation in the last 30 years. The method they use is insularity, and the internet gets rid of insularity, if you just don't delete the "offensive" stuff.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton,

If you don't understand the physics, please don't butt in! The gauge-fixed lattice studies showing correlations at long distances do NOT in any way imply that there are long-range correlations in the lattice gauge field, this has been known not to exist since the 1970s, and is the statement of the property of "mass gap".

The recent Landau gauge lattice work is confined to a few people with access to supercomputers, it is next to impossible to do gauge-fixed calculations of this size by other people. These results are then used to pollute the literature with nonsense.

The results are probably informative for Gribov-Zwanziger scenario, but it is IMPOSSIBLE for them to change the long-distance decorrelation properties of gauge theory, as these are obvious in gauge-unfixed simulations. At best, what it is showing is that there are artifacts in Landau gauge, so that fixing Landau gauge introduces long-distance correlated fluctuations which are not there in the gauge unfixed simulation. This is interesting, but the interpretation given to it by JonLester is absolutely preposterous, and it is possible to demonstrate very rigorously that there are no physical correlations in the lattice model.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton,

Sorry to bother you about a minor issue but the user Ron Maimon is becoming increasingly offensive. I have removed a couple of comments by him on my wall. Please, could you intervene? This guy does not seem to be sane. Thanks beforehand.
Aug 13, 2014 by JonLester
Hi Dilaton,

I was not aware of this but my intention is more to get the point  of view of theoretical physicists mostly mathematical oriented. Surely, in the future, I will use this feature of PO.

Regards,

Jon
Aug 8, 2014 by JonLester
Hi Dilaton, Thanks you very much again. Surely, I will be able to appreciate PO following it on its growth and contributing at best that I can.
Aug 6, 2014 by JonLester
How do we import stackexchange questions? I forgot, or maybe it changed.
Aug 6, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Can you remove the 0 rep for commenting until the problems are sorted out? I still can't comment on my own answers and questions which seems shambolic to me.
Aug 5, 2014 by physicsnewbie
I meant, I didn't see the point of bumping. A better way to bump, I think, is to edit. Otherwise you will set a precedent and start a bump-party in the future.
Jul 31, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Oh, ok. I didn't see the point.
Jul 31, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton--- don't pick on VK, he's not a crank. He is interested in self-field problems, and there is a lot of juice left in that old saw. He doesn't accept modern renormalization, but he will eventually, and honest mistakes are not a reason to shun people, or to harass them.
Jul 30, 2014 by Ron Maimon




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