The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for April, 2010

What prefix do you use for 1027? If Austin Sendak has his way, it will be hella (also Time article here.) The diameter of the observable universe is about one hellameter. As a fellow member of the club “people from Yreka, CA who do physics,” I strongly support Austin’s idea. Indeed it now tops my…

Cat Meets iPad

Quantum Hustles

Over at masteroftheuniverse, the master has posted a great list of prop bets. Among his bets is one that probably won’t work on many computer scientists (or it shouldn’t if they’ve had even a decent theory course) based upon the birthday problem. Sometimes the birthday problem is called the birthday paradox, but the problem is…

Items sharing a similar topic, meandered onto in the depths of a major outpouring of procrastination… The path less traveled by Andrea Schweitzer (via @mattleifer) on a different way to have a career as a scientist. And for a description of one of the most successful scientists from quantum computing, an interview with Ignacio Cirac…

My First Bacon

A bunch of you sent me Like my father used to say when we’d cook Bacon: “Check your toes!” Also, someone is addicted…to bacon salt. I tried it on popcorn and I have to say that I wasn’t hooked. But then again I like “Spike” on my popcorn. And, on a not so safe for…