Friday, October 14, 2011

AdS/CFT Pfft?

Bee says AdS/CFT doesn't work (for heavy ion physics):

As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words, but since links and image sources have a tendency to deteriorate over time, let me spell it out for you: The AdS/CFT scaling does not agree with the data at all.
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Summary: I predict applications of the AdS/CFT duality to heavy ion physics is a rapidly cooling area.

Bee has some caveats and Thomas has (at least) some quibbles.