Researcher in applied mathematics, 'strength athlete'. 'strength athlete'.

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Joined December 2018
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I've finally uploaded to the arXiv the first of three (long) articles:"Stochastic Averaging of the Einstein Vacuum Equations...". Much more a "physics-inspired" mathematics paper than a physics one. @AlbertEinstein arxiv.org/abs/1905.02820
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Why are plants green? Why not blue, magenta or gray? Even after decades of molecular research on the light-harvesting machinery in plants, scientists didn’t have a detailed rationale for plants’ color — until recently. (thread) quantamagazine.org/why-are-p…
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“When a civilization develops the technology to communicate over large distances it also has the technology to destroy itself and this is unfortunately likely universal.” Is self-destruction the reason we never hear from ET? via @tom_siegfried @ScienceNews sciencenews.org/article/seti…
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Humans aren’t very good at generating randomness. Most computers aren’t either, including the “random number generators” you might find online. Scientists have tried to build actual randomness into machines for at least 80 years. quantamagazine.org/how-and-w…
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Why China's Race For #AI Dominance Depends On Math news.yahoo.com/why-chinas-ra… via @YahooNews
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I wrote about how astrophysicists are detecting magnetic fields seemingly everywhere they look in the universe, and how this pervasive magnetism, if it's primordial, could solve one of the biggest questions in cosmology. quantamagazine.org/the-hidde…
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Origin-of-life researchers’ difficulties with getting pure RNA to replicate don’t apply to messier chemical hybrids of RNA and DNA subunits — which makes those mixtures a more appealing candidate for life’s starting point. quantamagazine.org/origin-of…
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#Today Chandra is observing a galaxy in Perseus. Nearby in the sky is NGC 1499, also known as the #California Nebula because its shape somewhat resembles that of the U.S. state. Located about 1,000 light years from Earth, this nebula is more than 100 light years across.
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...giving them an evolutionary advantage, explaining why all life has right-handed DNA. It's such a nice story connecting us with the cosmos that it either must be or can't possibly be true. quantamagazine.org/cosmic-ra…
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For more than 100 years, medical researchers puzzled over why the immune system doesn’t fight cancer the way it fights even the common cold. Then this hard-living, harmonica-playing Texan discovered the answer. His research may save millions of lives wired.trib.al/HcdrMsa
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"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction...and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist." --Philosopher Hannah Arendt
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