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James Simons, he of the Chern-Simons form, and also, of late, from the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies Corporation, is retiring. The infamous Medallion fund was up last year, apparently, only a mere 80 percent.
Quite a feat, turning
Mmm, cookies for Harvard faculty, again?
Step 1: Find a 3-form which when taken as the Lagrangian of a quantum gauge field leads to a generating functional that is a manifold invariant.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!
Geez folks … apply Bayesian logic for heavens sake … the probability is overwhelmingly high that most of the money to be made from algebraic geometry has not yet been made.
Exercise: work out how it will be made.
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So long and thanks for all the…
Yep, it’s that time again. Paper dance time!
Making Classical Ground State Spin Computing Fault-Tolerant
Oh, damn, I missed Bacon Camp. Well I’ll just have to go camping myself …
Congrats to Rahul Jain, Zhengfeng Ji, Sarvagya Upadhyay, and John Watrous for being selected a best…
I grew up in the small town of Yreka, CA (“Yreka Bakery” backwards is…) that sits…