March 18, 2005

March 18

The most interesting paper in some time is in my opinion (ok, this is very subjective as you see below) Quantized tension: Stringy amplitudes with Regge poles and parton behavior, by Oleg Andreev and Warren Siegel.

For now being out of town, I only comment the first and last paragraph. The first paragraph refers to the nostalgic time of the late sixties and early seventies, when I did some modest phenomenology in all the four regions of phase space. The last paragraph contains an idea "...that gravity would disappear at short distances ..." that came to my mind in August 2004 (hep-ph/0210446 v5 16 Aug 2004, still under low priority debug and upgrade) - and perhaps in raw form two years earlier. Whether the idea is correct ... who knows.

The real content of Quantized tension is, of course, in the paragraphs between and requires some more reading, and it is most likely subject to (rapid?) further development.