With all the knowledge that I have about global warming and with what I see happening around the world — extreme weather, downpours, droughts, heatwaves, superstorms — I now believe that the situation is so serious and urgent that I no longer can defend flying. Thus I will stop doing so. I am deeply worried…Read more I will never fly again

# YOUNG RESEARCHERS: GO ROGUE

The noble art of gold digging I sometimes think of fundamental research in terms of the noble art of gold digging. When you dig for gold you need two basic skillsets. First of all, you need to be able to find the right place to dig. And secondly there is the digging itself. And those,…Read more YOUNG RESEARCHERS: GO ROGUE

# Noncommutative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics

In the following I will discuss what I consider the most fascinating and intriguing development in theoretical high-energy physics in the past some forty years, namely the research field known as noncommutative geometry. The core business of noncommutative geometry, which is pioneered by the french mathematician and field medalist Alain Connes, is is to produce…Read more Noncommutative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics

# A final theory from empty space

In the following I am going to discuss the theory, which I have developed with the mathematician Johannes Aastrup over the past some 15 years. This work is rather technical and involves several different fields in contemporary theoretical physics as well as new conceptual ideas rooted in modern mathematics. In this piece I am going…Read more A final theory from empty space

# The search for a final theory

— what are we looking for? One of the main reasons for me to write this blog is that I would like to write about my work with the mathematician Johannes Aastrup. Over the past some 15 years we have developed a candidate for a fundamental theory, a final theory. But before I write about…Read more The search for a final theory

# Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog! In 2016 when I ran a crowdfunding campaign together with my colleague, the mathematician Johannes Aastrup, to generate funding for our research project in mathematical and theoretical physics, I started writing biannual newsletters to the backers of the campaign to let them know about our work — how far we…Read more Welcome!

# My work with Johannes Aastrup

I have made a video, where I discuss my work with Johannes Aastrup. This video is primarily intended for a broad audience - everyone! - but its also a "thank you!" to all those who backed my crowdfunding campaign in 2016. I hope that you with this video will get a better idea about where…Read more My work with Johannes Aastrup