I am enjoying collaboration discussions with my collaborator who came from Europe, this week. He will stay at our group until next week, so we need to at least summarize what we are working on currently. I am fascinated by a certain possibility of the project, and we are now seeing whether this goal can be reach soon or not, by examining various computations coming out of our action. This stage is, for me, the most important and exciting part. Well, I have done 50 pages of calculations so far, and this amount is almost enough for me to have a firm basis for playing around this model. And now, if we can make it to find a breakthrough with this model with the current knowledge and our power, then this work is going to be a good work which may be influential. But if we fail, or if the possibility that the model itself does not have a power to predict what we like to know, then it is the end, it ends up woth one of many many models. So, the current stage of the collaboration/research is quite important, and interesting.
I have been concerned with a particular question, whether the quantity of my concern can be derived from the action which I computed, for about a month. A month is not a long period but it is probably enough to make a judgement of whether I should put more effort on this problem or not. Fortunately my collaborator came to visit me until the end of next week, so I will eventually the judgement next week. This is very good.
Working alone is sometimes good, but in most cases, I think the most essential fun in physics research lies in discussions. I love collaborations. Fun through collaborations is what I like to experience with full effort of my life.
I will report what is my judgement, probably at the end of next week, here. But nobody can predict how any research project will go……
I wish all of you who read this Quantum Diaries blogs a happy and new year 2010.