Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quote of the Month

From the news on the newly observed correlation between the sun and radioactivity on Earth, thanks to Carl:
The explanation? The core of the sun – where nuclear reactions produce neutrinos – apparently spins more slowly than the surface we see. “It may seem counter-intuitive, but it looks as if the core rotates more slowly than the rest of the sun,” Sturrock said. All of the evidence points toward a conclusion that the sun is “communicating” with radioactive isotopes on Earth, said Fischbach.


  1. OK, so for those too lazy to read the news: it seems that ordinary radioactive decay (in a laboratory on Earth) is affected by activity in the sun. When they said the constants were not constant ... well, some of us weren't just thinking about the distant cosmos.

  2. So these stringers were not exactly thinking about cosmic dipoles like the alpha one (sorry to change topics) but this is the closest thing I could find ...

  3. This is only one of the many anomalies of nuclear physics kept carefully under the rug. I commented the variations of decay rates here for a couple of years ago.

    TGD inspired nuclear string model strongly suggests a new kind of nuclear physics in keV scale (as opposited to MeV scale of standard nuclear physics) and a lot of almost degenerate ground states. X rays or neutrinos from sun could induce transitions between almost degenerate ground states affecting the apparent nuclear decay rates defined in practice as averages.

  4. What about flux tubes containing large hbar, or two 3-D surfaces glued by flux tubes rather than being idealized to points of Minkowski space. TGD.


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