I been having nightmares (a little exaggeration) on trying to contemplate if the arguments stated in EPR paper may have been correct. It is not clear to me whether Bell really did disprove the hidden variables theory.
Is the reality of Quantum Entanglement still an open question?
If we have two entangled particles A and B as an example, has there been any experiment measuring particle A's and freezing that state for a time and measuring B's value anytime later? Most of the experiments I see are continuous streams of photons or particles, split-ted and fed to detectors. But not two isolated systems clearly showing that "spooky action at a distance".
Whenever a machine or moist machine (aka animal) comes up with a solution, an observer could imagine an infinite number of alternate solutions. The observed machine, depending on its programming, may have considered many possible options before choosing one. In any case, we could imagine a 2D or 3D (or really any dimensionality) mathematical space in which to place all these different solutions.
Another year, another card inspired by what I am thinking about in physics.
Inside the card it reads...
Time is not space,
The XVIth international chess tournament "Citta' di Padova" ended last Sunday with the victory of GM Kiril Georgiev, who got 7 points out of 9 games. The tournament saw the participation of 63 players from 13 countries, with a total of 11 grandmasters and 13 international masters, plus nine other Fide titled players.
I participated in the event and scored a good 4.5/9, winning four games and losing four. Below I am showing some salient points from a few of my games.
I met George Zweig at a conference in Crete last Summer. He impressed me with the multidisciplinarity of his interests and his quite entertaining career. He has a degree in mathematics, and did quite a bit of experimental physics work before finally turning to theoretical physics; but he did not stay there for long...
But I do not want to summarize more of the interesting life of Zweig, since there is now an interview with George
on the online newsletter of the physics department of CERN, which is quite detailed and fascinating, and deserves a read. Enjoy!
As I mentioned in my review of the Chem C3000
, it’s sad that science kits usually can’t compete with more mainstream stuff like Guitar Hero. They also tend to be pricey, but the upside is that online and brick-and-mortar stores will carry chemistry sets, microscopes, etc. and since these things usually don’t sell well for the Christmas season, you can often find them after Christmas at a significantly reduced cost.
As you already know, I posted a review of the Thames&Kosmos Chem C3000 chemistry set here.
[note: this blog, as written is insufficient. I will need to provide an action to clarify the nature of the proposal.]
"The senior signs the paper, the post-doc thinks, and the grad student executes"
F.S., explaining how the typical nucleus of analysis group in HEP works.
Given the flakiness and rush of shipping at this time of year, if you intend to order something online, you really need to do it today. Sure, you can take a flyer on next week but if you have Amazon Prime and its two-day free shipping, today is the way to go and remain drama free.
With that in mind, here are some cool science gifts, if you are still stumped: