quote:We calculate the soliton (black hole) temperature, and get $T=4a /\pi$, with $a$ a nonperturbative constant. For $a=1$, we get $175.76 MeV$, compared to the experimental value of the fireball ``freeze-out'' of about $176 MeV$. The observed $\eta/ s$ for the fireball is close to the dual value of $1/4\pi$.
Other times you can find the hectic travel schedules they endure:
quote:In Chicago, I will run out of the plane, ready to queue for the INS. They will scan my eye and take my fingerprints, as if they don't know me (I recognize most of the officers there). They will at times make smart comments on my busy passport, find a print they themselves stamped on it a month ago (it happened twice - they do have a number on their stamp). Occasionally, my answers won't convince them I am indeed a physicist, and I will have to stand a real interview with a INS interrogator. He might be asking smart questions such as "what is E=mc2 ?", or "can you build a bomb with antiprotons ?"