This morning i’ve been a bit surprised by the number of new articles in the arXiv.org feed claiming what would be very significant advancements in our understanding of quantum gravity and related issues. Not that i’ve had the time to read them, or that i’ve got the expertise to quickly sift wheat from chaff: i’m just listing them here for those of you with better criteria (with the hope of reading some insightful comment):

- A Unified View of the Basic Forces. In this essay we wish to seek a unifying thread between the basic forces. We propose that there exists a universal force which is shared by all that physically exists. By Naresh Dadhich.
- A New Theory of Cosmology That Preserves the Generally Recognized Symmetries of Cosmos, Explains the Origin of the Energy for Matter Field, but Excludes the Existence of the Big Bang. Title says it all! By Fang-Pei Chen.
- The effect of a fifth large-scale space-time dimension on orbital dynamics. A model based on simple assumptions about 4-dimensional space-time being closed and isotropic, and embedded in a 5th large-scale dimension […]. It has been found that the equations of MOND used to explain the rotation curves of galaxies appear as a limit within this derivation […]. By M. B. Gerrard, T. J. Sumner.
- Quantum Determinism from Quantum General Covariance. The requirement of general covariance of quantum field theory (QFT) naturally leads to quantization based on the manifestly covariant De Donder-Weyl formalism. To recover the standard noncovariant formalism without violating covariance, fields need to depend on time in a specific deterministic manner. This deterministic evolution of quantum fields is recognized as a covariant version of the Bohmian hidden-variable interpretation of QFT. By H. Nikolic.
- One Local Solution of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. (Not as revolutionary, but, after all, solving the W-DeW equation was the starting point of LQG.). By Shintaro Sawayama.

Too good to be true, right?

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