It’s too soon to declare supersymmetry a tragedy
By Tom Siegfried, 08:25 AM October 17, 2013
First of two parts
If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d write a tragedy about physics. I think he’d call it Romeo and SUSY.
It would start out with Romeo, a kind of avatar for all theoretical physicists, falling deeply in love with SUSY, a very beautiful but also very shy embodiment of the deepest insights into reality. Romeo had never actually met SUSY, though. She was kind of a magical, mythical creature, maybe a little like Hermione Granger. Romeo worshiped her nevertheless, entranced by th...
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