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Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder

Theoretical physicist and science writer. Her academic work concerns physics beyond the standard model, phenomenological quantum gravity, and modifications of general relativity. Hossenfelder also writes for popular science publications, wrote a book, writes a blog and creates animations and music videos.

Sabine Hossenfelder, PhD is a theoretical physicist who is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, an interdisciplinary think tank dedicated to theoretical physics and adjacent fields. Hossenfelder previously held the position of Assistant Professor at Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden. She works on physics beyond the standard model, phenomenological quantum gravity and modifications of general relativity. Hossenfelder’s academic publications are mostly dedicated to quantum gravity and physics beyond the standard model.

Sabine Hossenfelder is also a science writer. She wrote, "Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray", published in 2018, where she "argues that the modern physicists’ obsession with beauty has given with wonderful math but bad science." Hossenfelder has written articles published in New York Times, Nautilus, Scientific American, The Guardian, Quanta Magazine an Aeon. Hossenfelder’s blog is called Backreaction and she contributes to the Forbes column “Starts with a Bang”.

Hossenfelder is a singer and songwriter and creates music videos.

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Looking in the Wrong Places | Edge.org

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Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder Fears Theorists, Lacking Data, May Succumb to "Wishful Thinking"

John Horgan

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February 1, 2016

The Uncertain Future of Particle Physics

Sabine Hossenfelder

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January 23, 2019

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Sabine Hossenfelder
June 18, 2021
Nautilus
Quantum mechanics seems to have a problem with the order of time, which might signal the need for an entirely new type of law.Illustration...
Michael Brooks
May 12, 2021
New Scientist
Superdeterminism makes sense of the quantum world by suggesting it is not as random as it seems, but critics says it undermines the whole premise of science. Does the idea deserve its terrible reputation?
Brian Gallagher
January 1, 2021
Nautilus
Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, who probably is the smartest person on her block, has fun in her latest video skewering...

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