The Curious Wavefunction
Musings on science, history, philosophy and literature
When it comes to science, the practical is the moral and the moral the practical
Ignaz Semmelweis We seem to live in a time when skepticism of science and its experts runs deep and where political mandarins of all persuas...
Complementarity And The World: Niels Bohr’s Message In A Bottle
Werner Heisenberg was on a boat with Niels Bohr and a few friends, shortly after he discovered his famous uncertainty principle in 1927. A b...
Steven Weinberg (1933-2021)
I was quite saddened to hear about the passing of Steven Weinberg, perhaps the dominant living figure from the golden age of particle physic...
Kurt Gödel's open world
Two men walking in Princeton, New Jersey on a stuffy day. One shaggy-looking with unkempt hair, avuncular, wearing a hat and suspenders, loo...
Jim Simons: "We never override the computer"
Billionaire-mathematician Jim Simons has been called the most successful investor of all time. His Renaissance Technologies hedge fund has r...
Review: James Hornfischer's "The Fleet at Flood Tide".
A superb book on the last year of the war in the Pacific Theater, full of incredible details about underappreciated leaders like Raymond Spr...
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