Theory of Almost Everything: Quantum-Structured Lizard Communities

Some reports explain more than other reports do. Here’s an example: “Quantum Probabilistic Structures in Competing Lizard Communities,” Diederik Aerts, Marek Czachor, Maciej Kuna, Barry Sinervo, Sandro Sozzo [pictured here], arXiv:1212.0109, December 1, 2012. The authors, at Brussels Free University, Belgium, Politechnika Gdanska, Poland, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, explain: “Almost two […]

The “Australian actresses are plagiarizing my quantum mechanics lecture” dilemma

MIT professor Scott Aaronson, in his blog, describes his interesting dilemma. It concerns the video shown below: Australian actresses are plagiarizing my quantum mechanics lecture to sell printers I tried to think of a witty, ironic title for this post, but in the end, I simply couldn’t. The above title is a literal statement of fact. […]

A thing or two about symplectic camels

Here’s a thing or two about symplectic camels. First, Wikipedia’s summary: Maurice de Gosson [pictured here] was the first to prove that Gromov’s symplectic non-squeezing theorem (a k a “the Principle of the Symplectic Camel“) allowed the derivation of a classícal uncertainty principle formally totally similar to the Robertson-Schrödinger uncertainty relations (i.e. the Heisenberg inequalities […]

“Learning by Jerks in Science”

What is the relationship between learning and jerks in science? This paper asks and answers the question plainly: “Engagement, Wonder, and Learning by Jerks in Science: Perspectives of Pre-Service Elementary Education Students, Medical Students, and Research Science Doctoral Students,” Nancy Pelaez [pictured here], Kimberley D. Ryder, B. Subah Packer and Michael R. Cohen, Paper presented at […]