The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for June, 2008

Chicken Fried Bacon

Vegetarians beware:

Blackberry Hole Grows Larger

Blessed be Mike Lazaridis: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, June 4, 2008 – In a new and generous act of personal philanthropy, Mike Lazaridis has provided an additional $50 million (Canadian) to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI). This private donation increases his personal contributions to $150 million in the research institute.

Pacman Roomba

Via Hack a Day, Roomba goes Pacman:

Hoisted from the comments, Robin asks: So, with that in mind, here’s a question. What do you think about teaching quantum mechanics as noncommutative probability theory? In other words, by starting with probability theory and alluding to probabilistic mechanics (e.g., distributions on phase space), and then introducing quantum theory as a generalization of probability. This…