occasional meanderings in physics' brave new world
- Name: Kea
- Location: New Zealand
Marni D. Sheppeard
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Xiao-Gang Wen at MIT has published some wonderful papers in condensed matter physics. In 2004, along with Levin, he modelled electrons and light with string nets constructed from crossed strings with trivalent vertices and ends which represent the fermions. Numerical simulations show that such string nets can recover Maxwell's equations.