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


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.

  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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