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Title: Guest Editorial: Truth, beauty, and supergravity

Abstract

Here, I use Supergravity as a test case to study the role and uses of elegance/simplicity in formulating and evaluating physical models, whose sole criterion is of course truth: an observationally confirmed description of Nature within a certain range of scales.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1597680
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0011632; PHY-1266107]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
American Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11]; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-9505
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Deser, Stanley. Guest Editorial: Truth, beauty, and supergravity. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1119/1.4994807.
Deser, Stanley. Guest Editorial: Truth, beauty, and supergravity. United States. doi:10.1119/1.4994807.
Deser, Stanley. Tue . "Guest Editorial: Truth, beauty, and supergravity". United States. doi:10.1119/1.4994807. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1597680.
@article{osti_1597680,
title = {Guest Editorial: Truth, beauty, and supergravity},
author = {Deser, Stanley},
abstractNote = {Here, I use Supergravity as a test case to study the role and uses of elegance/simplicity in formulating and evaluating physical models, whose sole criterion is of course truth: an observationally confirmed description of Nature within a certain range of scales.},
doi = {10.1119/1.4994807},
journal = {American Journal of Physics},
number = [11],
volume = [85],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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