Fascinating stuff. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/qg-spring2003/true/

I remember this stuff – Georgi–Glashow model was front page news stuff.I was only 10 at this article, but

https://www.nytimes.com/…/physics-sometimes-takes-guts…

I was watching all the science shows which talked both excitedly and depressingly about it. Always seemed “right at the cusp” of getting it “just right” – part of what sparked the string theory fever in the 90s was this, “ALMOST” there feeling.

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  Phase transitions, and fracturing in general, are an object of my continual generalized knowledge fascination. Just look at this beautiful transition.
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