The Curious Wavefunction
Musings on science, history, philosophy and literature
The case for dumb kindness
On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in a typhoon of steel and firepower without precedent in history. In spite of te...
The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou Problem: A Foray Into The Beautifully Simple And The Simply Beautiful
In November 1918, a 17-year-student from Rome sat for the entrance examination of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy’s most pres...
Book review: "Edison", by Edmund Morris
An erudite, impressively detailed and wide-ranging chronicle of Thomas Edison’s life by a master biographer running to almost 800 pages. ...
Book review: “Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough” by Walter Brown
A fascinating book about a revolutionary medical discovery that has saved and treated millions of lives, was adopted with a lot of resist...
Spooky factions at a distance
For me, a highlight of an otherwise ill-spent youth was reading mathematician John Casti’s fantastic book “ Paradigms Lost “. The book ca...
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