Category Archives: physics

The fractal beauty of life

Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician, scientist, troublemaker, passed away today at the age of 86. One of my greatest inspirations as a child, he had the courage and insight to look for new laws and new forms of organization in the messiest … Continue reading

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Quantum Computers on the Horizon

I kid you not. As this story in Physics World illustrates we are rapidly moving towards building scalable quantum computing devices with reliable error detection mechanisms. I’m jealous of my, as yet imaginary, kids. Can you imagine what a Super … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance

Stephen Hawking in ‘The Grand Design’: God did not [sic] create the universe, it would have happened anyway. I’m as big a fan of Stephen Hawking as the next geek. I’ve paid homage to his stand against religious bigotry by … Continue reading

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