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Lisi and Weatherall in Scientific American: “A Geometric Theory of Everything”

“In 2007 physicist A. Garrett Lisi wrote the most talked about theoretical physics paper of the year. He argues that the geometric framework of modern quantum physics can be extended to incorporate Einstein’s theory, leading to a long-sought unification of … Continue reading

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A single photon can be in as many as four places at the same time

Vladan Vuletic, “Quantum physics: Entangled quartet,” News & Views, Nature 468: 384–385, 18 November 2010, summarizes the paper K. S. Choi, A. Goban, S. B. Papp, S. J. van Enk & H. J. Kimble, “Entanglement of spin waves among four … Continue reading

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Haber on “Present status and future prospects for a Higgs boson discovery”

“The electroweak symmetry breaking dynamics of the Minimal Standard Model (MSM) employs a self-interacting complex doublet of scalar fields, which consists of four real degrees of freedom.  Three of this four degrees of freedom has been already observed in the … Continue reading

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Gómez-Ullate et al., “Exceptional orthogonal polynomials”

Mathematics is full of surprises. Orthogonal polynomials and their properties appear in many important questions in mathematics, in physics, and in chemistry. It was thought that the classical orthogonal polynomials, which are captured by Bochner’s celebrated 1928 theorem, covered all … Continue reading

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Brumfiel in Nature, “No black holes at LHC”

“The end of the world is not nigh after all. Flouting predictions from some theorists, microscopic black holes have so far failed to appear inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), scientists there have revealed. The result will be posted this … Continue reading

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Easterlin et al., “The happiness–income paradox” also in Latin American and eastern European countries

“The striking thing about the happiness–income paradox is that over the long-term —usually a period of 10 year or more—happiness does not increase as a country’s income rises. The evidence for this was not limited only to developed countries, but … Continue reading

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Sergi Regot, Javier Macia, et al. “Distributed biological computation with multicellular engineered networks”

Synthetic biology allows the building of artificial computational devices inspired in the standard design of electronic circuits by using cellular consortia, including reusable and reprogrammable complex circuits, as shown by Ricard Solé and colleagues. Logic gates for complex Boolean computations can be implemented by engineered yeast cells, … Continue reading

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