The Curious Wavefunction
Musings on science, history, philosophy and literature
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...
A new paper on kinase inhibitor discovery: not one on "drugs", and not one on an "AI breakthrough"
There is a new multicenter study on the discovery of some new kinase inhibitor compounds for the kinase DDR1 that has been making the rou...
Mathematics, And The Excellence Of The Life It Brings
Shing-Tung Yau and Eugenio Calabi Mathematics and music have a pristine, otherworldly beauty that is very unlike that found in other hu...
The three horsemen of the machine learning apocalypse
My colleague Patrick Riley from Google has a good piece in Nature in which he describes three very common errors in applying machine learni...
Infinite horizons; or why I am optimistic about the future
The Doomsday Scenario, also known as the Copernican Principle, refers to a framework for thinking about the death of humanity. One can re...
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