## From an October 2017 homepage:

**Nima Arkani-Hamed**^{1} of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, with a sweeping naturalness, proclaims “*Spacetime is doomed*”^{2} (go to 5:45 minutes of 1.22.44). A little yo-yo like^{3}, his *really-real* reality is within his ever-so-illusive amplituhedron^{4} with a string to a planar *N*.^{5} He declares that it’s equal to the perturbative topological B-model string theory in twistor space^{6} (an ever-so-positive Grassmannian^{7}) (related ArXiv article).

To which I reply, “Yes, of course. We knew that.”

**1** The first link goes to our correspondence (mostly emails) to Nima Arkani-Hamed. He has also received a few tweets as well.

** 2 Spacetime is doomed** is a YouTube video. If you go to 5:45 minutes of his 1 hour 22 minute lecture, you will hear that indeed, spacetime is doomed. The entire lecture is his focus on this concept.

** 3 Yo-Yo-Man** is our affectionate name for Nima. Although Tommy Smothers claimed the name for antics with a yo-yo and there is a wonderful cellist by the name of Yo Yo Ma, Nima got the nickname from his pacing back and forth when he gives a lecture.

** 4 The amplituhedron** has a special place within our work. It was one of many basic structures and by no means is the most basic. The transformations between circles and spheres to lines and tetrahedra and then octahedra are.

**We knew that**:

** 5 The ***N*=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory** **within Wikipedia is entirely readable, but not easily understood.