User talk:Polytope24

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Explaining[edit]

I patrolled your page. I went through the enormously-backlogged list of newly-created pages and confirmed that your page was okay: not spam, not an attack page, not a copyright violation, not any of the other reasons for which I would delete someone's page without asking. Then I clicked "patrolled" to remove it from the list of "pages that have not yet been patrolled", and moved on to the next entry. That's all. DS (talk) 01:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of AdS/CFT correspondence[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article AdS/CFT correspondence you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SPat -- SPat (talk) 00:21, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks again for your time! Polytope24 (talk) 00:39, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of AdS/CFT correspondence[edit]

The article AdS/CFT correspondence you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:AdS/CFT correspondence for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SPat -- SPat (talk) 23:22, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mirror symmetry (string theory)[edit]

The article Mirror symmetry (string theory) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Mirror symmetry (string theory) for comments about the article. Well done! ColonelHenry (talk) 15:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

While waiting for the bot to transclude the GA1 template, you can find my review at Talk:Mirror symmetry (string theory)/GA1. Congratulations to you for such a thoroughly prepared and informative article.--ColonelHenry (talk) 15:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks Polytope24 for helping to promote Mirror symmetry (string theory) and AdS/CFT correspondence and to Good Article status. Please accept this sign of appreciation and goodwill from me. Your contributions are much appreciated! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:27, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Polytope24 (talk) 04:44, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

On having AdS/CFT correspondence promoted to FA status! You were a joy to work with and I was impressed with your patience throughout the FA process, more patience I could have mustered. Cheers, --Mark viking (talk) 00:06, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes congratulations. We definitely need more articles like yours. --Laser brain (talk) 00:59, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you for helping out! Polytope24 (talk) 02:11, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: AdS/CFT correspondence[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of AdS/CFT correspondence know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on December 8, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 8, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

A cross section of anti-de Sitter space

The anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence is a conjectured relationship in theoretical physics between two kinds of physical theories. On one side of the correspondence are conformal field theories, including theories similar to the Yang–Mills theories that describe elementary particles. On the other side of the correspondence are are anti-de Sitter spaces (cross section depicted), which are used in theories of quantum gravity, formulated in terms of string theory or M-theory. Proposed by Juan Maldacena in late 1997, the AdS/CFT correspondence represents a major advance in our understanding of string theory and quantum gravity. This is because it provides a non-perturbative formulation of string theory and because it is the most successful realization of the holographic principle, an idea in quantum gravity originally proposed by Gerard 't Hooft. In addition, it provides a powerful toolkit for studying strongly coupled quantum field theories and has been used to study many features of nuclear and condensed matter physics by translating problems in those subjects into more mathematically tractable problems in string theory. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:02, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on physics, such as anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence and Mirror symmetry (string theory), raising awareness for mathematical physics, with concentration on facts and a self-critical approach, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:01, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Polytope24 (talk) 15:26, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 686th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Review for holographic principle[edit]

Hi Polytope,
Congrats on the AdS/CFT article! Given your knowledge on the topic, can I please ask you to review the short presentation I made for the Hyakutake papers here and maybe suggest improvements/clarifications? Do you think it's a good idea to link this recent work in the AdS/CFT article? Thanks for your help! Alma (talk) 16:58, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi Alma. It looks pretty good to me. I added a citation to the AdS/CFT article. Polytope24 (talk) 20:39, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Great, thanks a lot! Alma (talk) 20:44, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit Revert[edit]

Could you please justify the revert of my edit?

Mirror symmetry[edit]

Hi Polytope. I was listed at that the project members list as a copy-editing, not a contributor of substantive edits. However, I know User:Paul August to be an approachable active editor. Perhaps you could ask him to weigh in at the FAC instead. Regards, AGK [•] 23:30, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the reference! Polytope24 (talk) 23:59, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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Polytope24, I see your article on mirror symmetry was promoted. Congratulations! Only a thousand edits and you already have two featured articles - I'm impressed! RockMagnetist (talk) 23:35, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out with the review! Polytope24 (talk) 03:09, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Mirror symmetry (string theory)[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Mirror symmetry (string theory) know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on May 9, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 9, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

A Calabi–Yau manifold

In mathematics and theoretical physics, mirror symmetry is a relationship between geometric objects called Calabi–Yau manifolds (pictured). The term refers to a situation where two Calabi–Yau manifolds look very different geometrically but are nevertheless equivalent when employed as extra dimensions of string theory. Mirror symmetry was originally discovered by physicists. Mathematicians became interested in this relationship around 1990 when Philip Candelas, Xenia de la Ossa, Paul Green, and Linda Parks showed that it could be used as a tool in a branch of mathematics called enumerative geometry. Today mirror symmetry is a major research topic in pure mathematics, and mathematicians are working to develop a mathematical understanding of the relationship based on physicists' intuition. Mirror symmetry is also a fundamental tool for doing calculations in string theory, and it has been used to understand aspects of quantum field theory, the formalism that physicists use to describe elementary particles. Major approaches to mirror symmetry include the homological mirror symmetry program of Maxim Kontsevich and the SYZ conjecture of Andrew Strominger, Shing-Tung Yau, and Eric Zaslow. (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

precious again! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

M theory[edit]

What do you think of this? Also, there is currently a redirect from membrane theory to m theory... if that source is not good enough, then maybe the redirect should be removed. Thoughts? KDS4444Talk 05:36, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi KDS4444. The term "M-theory" actually has a fairly complicated history. I undid your edit because I don't think the theory was called "membrane theory" in 1995 when it was first discovered. You are right that the M has something to do with membranes, and I've made some changes in the history section that will hopefully clarify this point. The lead already talks a little about what the M stands for, and I don't think it's appropriate to go into too much detail there.
Just so you know, the article you link to is copied from an earlier version of the Wikipedia article which had a number of problems. Polytope24 (talk) 17:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
My bad on the circular Wikipedia reference. Here's a better one dated 2004 and non-Wiki in which the use of the term "membrane" is discussed as an alternative meaning for the M. What I was aiming for in all of this is the following: when someone types "membrane theory" in a Wikipedia search, they are redirected to "M theory" where the words "membrane theory" did not appear. This ends up being confusing for the reader... "I was looking for 'membrane theory'... Is this 'membrane theory' or not? Does that 'M' stand for 'membrane'?" I have no background in theoretical physics or string theory, and am only trying to do something with that redirect so that it doesn't end up causing more confusion than it should. If a redirect takes you to a page, that page really should mention the words/ terms of the redirect somewhere so that the reader knows how the originally-typed word(s) fit into the article where that reader has eventually landed. This is in keeping with the Principle of Least Astonishment (WP:R#PLA). Thoughts on that? KDS4444Talk 20:00, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Honestly, I wouldn't really care if we just got rid of the redirect. The term "membrane theory" is definitely not a standard name for this subject, and anyone who types that in a Wikipedia search is probably just confused about the terminology. Polytope24 (talk) 16:33, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
In that case, I will remove the redirect myself (and if anyone complains, I will ask them to speak with you about it... But I doubt anyone is going to complain). KDS4444Talk 10:47, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
It seems the process requires a deletion nomination through the Redirects for Discussion page. I have linked the nomination to our discussion here. KDS4444Talk 10:47, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Template:String theory[edit]

Hello,

Re this, would a fundamentals/phenomenology section be acceptable – i.e. a single section consisting of the three fundamentals links followed, separately, by the three phenomenology links – ? Sardanaphalus (talk) 09:13, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Sardanaphalus,
I don't think it makes sense to combine these things. The articles listed under "Fundamental objects" refer to the fundamental degrees of freedom of string theory. They are the physical objects described by the theory (i.e. strings in certain limits and branes more generally). Phenomenology is a branch of string theory research that attempts to make predictions at the LHC and other experiments. Polytope24 (talk) 18:53, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Understood. As each of the first five sections only contain a few links, I've now edited the template so that only the remaining two sections (Related concepts, Theorists) are collapsible lists. Hopefully, that's acceptable. Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 23:07, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Looks good. Thanks for helping out with this. Polytope24 (talk) 23:08, 13 October 2014 (UTC)