The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Monday, May 04, 2015
How the Kaggle restaurant contest was hacked
Kaggle.com is a server that organized the ATLAS Higgs machine learning contest but it is organizing many others. One of them is the Turkish...
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Hydrogen fuel cars you can buy now
In the previous blog post , I have exposed my disdain for the hype surrounding mass production of so...
Friday, May 01, 2015
I am not getting the Tesla battery hype
Elon Musk has done and is doing great things but I seem to be bombarded by hype – not only by media ...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Geomagnetic 44-month cycle seen in the climate data
Roy W. Spencer, John R. Christy, and William D. Braswell – the team of pioneers of the satellite tem...
An NMSSM explanation of the ATLAS Z-peaked excess
In March, ATLAS has moderately excited us with a 3-sigma SUSY-like excess in final states with a lepton pair, jets, and MET. At the end of ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Dijkgraaf on quantum physics' gifts to mathematics
LHC: Collisions will begin mid June , despite the ULO in the tube (Unidentified Lying Object). The ...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Heisenberg's Nobel lecture
Two weeks ago, I discussed Max Born's 1954 Nobel lecture about the statistical meaning of the w...
Monday, April 27, 2015
Journalist Peroutka did, top intellectuals often do fail in crises
For three months, Czech newspapers have been regularly writing texts about a not too important detai...
Saturday, April 25, 2015
People's evolving opinions about quantum gravity
About nine years ago, a movement trying to (largely or entirely) "replace" string theory research with would-be "competitors&...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Bureaucracy and corruption in European science and education
In recent years, I gave something like two dozens of public talks at various universities, high schools, and pro-science organizations – mos...
100 years of Noether's theorem
Sometime in April 1915, Emmy Noether was completing her groundbreaking theorem that links conservation laws with the symmetries of Nature. ...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Physics teacher takes over the Islamic State
Newsweek , Business Insider , and many other news servers remind us that the boss (and chalif) of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was injured i...
Anti-quantum zealot T-shirts, sweatshirts, mug
On April 1st , armchair physicist and anti-quantum zealot Matt Leifer wrote a blog post named Luboš Motl is right whose most valuable part ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Lack of surprises in discrete mathematics?
Surprises exist, are bound to become important, and therefore cannot be neglected On his blog, in ...
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