Funny, I was actually writing a thesis on the Pirogov-Sinai theory because my undergrad thesis adviser Miloš Zahradník (and the co-author of our linear algebra textbook) – whom I kept when I switched to a string theory thesis (although he has no particle physics background) – is the world’s top expert in that.

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=pirogov-sinai&hl=en&lr=&btnG=Search

See that the first listed paper on the theory is by Zahradník. I learned what it is and how the expansion worked but I guess that I would have never found an important new result on that.

]]>I believe it all has something to do with algorithmic complexity and binary codes which is essentially a perspective on efficiency. Maybe it has something to do with SUSY: http://www.bottomlayer.com/PWJun10gates.pdf.

]]>I could not agree with you more. In fact, this is precisely what I did for about two decades now: showing how concepts related to nonlinear dynamics and chaos in general (and Feigenbaum’s Universality in particular) are key to understanding the family structure of particle physics and the parameters of the Standard Model.

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