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Explaining Theoretical Physics Is Complicated

Most people (strange though this might sound) don’t actually personally know any theoretical physicists; it is for this reason that whenever some story about theoretical physics makes the news (such as Stephen Hawking’s recent pronouncement that he doesn’t believe in … Continue reading

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Concerning the Address of Audiences

So it turns out that it’s not that I’m bad at public speaking, but rather than I am bad at public speaking when I am being graded by a professor. I just gave a talk to a group of physics … Continue reading

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Dumbth.

Via rationalwiki, I have been alerted to the existence of two people who must surely be the stupidest individuals Humanity has yet bred. Behold the horror: …I don’t even know what can be said about this, to be honest. The … Continue reading

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My Thesis Project: A Jargon-Free Explanation

In order to conclude the Jargon Trilogy (and also because I think it will be good for my personal understanding), I would like to try to explain the substance of my thesis project under the assumption that my reader has … Continue reading

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Academic Update

I am absolutely delighted to report that, as of February 17th, 2012, I have recieved my first ever citation in an academic paper. I thus have one publication and it has one citation! This accomplishment, though rather humble, is nonetheless … Continue reading

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Publish or Perish

I’ve always understood this famous academic dictum, and I’ve known people who lived by it. Indeed, a former professor of mine once admitted that he deliberately published a paper with a known flaw in it, and then published a follow-up … Continue reading

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FTL Neutrinos, Part 1: What They (Might) Mean

Right, so last weak I enumerated all of the things that the apparent discovery of superluminal neutrinos definitively did not mean. Now, I will list some of the things which I think that it may mean, based purely on my … Continue reading

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