A quick cross link to a great article on the Higgs boson search
at the super liberal web site dailykos.com. A very clear description of the issues. I particularly liked the stats. One other thing to note: the threaded discussion had 433 comments. Those folks know how to chat.[Note: Just saw my mug featured in a comment. I suggested if they were interested in the work, to follow my blogs on Science20.com. Cross pollination is good, hence all the dramatic readings on YouTube.]
The title is not a tease but is an exercise in abstraction. I spend most of my free mind time thinking about one or the other of these two subjects. Can I find any overlap in the research going on in these two? That was the challenge. I hope you don’t mind if I spend most of my time on sex. I will reach out to physics near the end.
Short post about this URL
, a Google Doc spread sheet. Not sure if Google+ will take off and stay off the ground. I used Google Wave which disappeared into the sea.
If you are a
- Science blogger
- Trying out Google+
then you might as well add your name to the spreadsheet. Any PR is good PR. It will help to have a google linke, try http://gplus.to to get a label, then know your column URL from Science20.com.
The game of quantum mechanics is rigged, but I will let you in on the rules. The wave function has all the information usually written as complex values. Operators are used to grab out different values from the wave function. Once you agree to those ground rules, the uncertainty principle and its Silent Bob twin the certainty principle are set in stone. It is the product rule of calculus that does it all. It is not the Wizard of Schrödinger behind the curtain, it is Isaac Newton or his not so silent contemporary Gottfried Leibniz.