Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Admiral of the String Theory Wars – Issue 24: Error – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Admiral of the String Theory Wars – Issue 24: Error – Nautilus

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Watching Peter Woit lecture on quantum mechanics to a class at Columbia University—speaking softly, tapping out equations on a blackboard—it’s hard to imagine why a Harvard physicist once publicly compared him to a terrorist and called for his death. “I was worried,” said Woit’s longtime girlfriend, Pamela Cruz. “Sleep was lost.” Woit’s crime? A blog…