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S. Hossenfelder, Lost in Math – How Beauty Misleads Physics
November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A good theory of nature should be “natural,” according to theoretical physicists. In the foundations of physics, naturalness has obtained a mathematical definition and it has become one of the most important criteria for theory development. The criterion is working badly, but physicists continue to use it nevertheless. Why? In this talk, I will summarize the historical roots of naturalness and discuss its legacy.