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"... Using beryllium and titanium, they found gravitational and inertial mass equal to one part in 10 trillion, as they reported in Physical Review Letters in 2008. That’s not quite precise enough to test string theory predictions..."Experimentalist:
"How can I use BRST cohomology to prove that the AdS/CFT duality prediction of genus one string correction to beryllium inertial masses is not an artefact of gauge fixing the superconformal symmetry of the D5-BPS black hole background?"String theorist:
"What is beryllium?"
-- My theory that the universe is made up of very small green turtles, turtles which appear to be pointlike at distance scales below the Planck scale, is in principle testable.
-- Is it not a problem to assign a color to your turtles, when they are that small?
-- It’s a metaphor for a new force, quantum chromophorodynamics.
-- The color is confined at longer distances for “in-shell” final states.
-- The physical laws at the turtle scale are quite different, and if you create a macroscopic state of many turtles, it should interact with visible light such as to have a greenish appearance. Note that this theory is quite falsifiable: if you get a lot of these turtles together, shine light on them, and it looks blue, the theory is falsified.
-- Your comment does make clear that there remains lots of research to be done on turtle-TOE theory, it’s a wide-open field...