The Quantum Pontiff

TGFT inspires the blues:

Comments

  1. #1 Phil Warnell
    December 26, 2007

    Very good! Not exactly slow hand caliber, but good. One small flaw however; that is it should have been performed a Capella. That is such presentations are suppose to be background-independent :-)

  2. #2 Jon
    December 27, 2007

    Who is that?

  3. #3 Phil Warnell
    December 27, 2007

    Who is that? I suppose you mean Slowhand. In as what this refers to is a blues song I’m shocked. Just go to:
    http://www.ericclapton.com/ and will be revealed.

  4. #4 Jon
    December 28, 2007

    Let me try again. Who is the guy in the video? It is clearly not Clapton.

  5. #5 Phil Warnell
    December 28, 2007

    I’m sorry that one is directed to Dave.

  6. #6 Dave Bacon
    December 28, 2007

    I’ve no idea who he is… Elvis Zap…

  7. #7 Karl E. Hoffmann
    December 28, 2007

    He’s J. Scott Carter from The University of Southern Alabama!

    Here is the song text:

    The Quantum Gravity Topological Quantum Field Theory Blues

    I’ve been calculating
    I said I’ve been calculating
    calculating all night long

    Got a quasi- triangular Hopf algebra
    and I wrote down the coproduct wrong.

    I’ve been integrating
    integrating the whole day through
    I said I’ve been integrating
    integrating the whole day through
    Got a Chern-Simons functional integral
    and its convergent, too.

    I’ve been writing down knot diagrams
    converting them to braids
    Using the Alexander isotopy
    you know I’m not afraid
    I’ve been
    assigning modules
    to each of these six strings
    been doin’ it for weeks now
    and I still don’t understand a thing.

    I’ve got them old Quantum Gravity
    Topological Quantum Field Theory Blues
    I’ve got them old Quantum Gravity
    Topological Quantum Field Theory Blues
    And without NSF funding I think that you would, too.

    Karl E.

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