Futurama and American Physical Society

David X. Cohen, one of the minds behind one of my favorite animated series, Futurama, tells the American Physical Society how he is physics-lover.

Profiles in Versatility: The Futurama of Physics with David X. Cohen

Happy New Year!

“Hey, what kinda party is this? There’s no booze and only one hooker.”
-Bender Bending Rodriguez

The Voice of God, Zeno and Bohmian Mechanics

A title doesn’t get more philosophical and mystical in a non-philosophical and non-mystical and technical paper than in this one:

Zeno Paradox for Bohmian Trajectories: The Unfolding of the Metatron by Maurice de Gosson, Basil Hiley

Some definitions not provided in the paper that might help unpack the references made in the title:

Metratron – angel in the religions of the Abrahamic tradition, many times depicted as the Voice of God.

Zeno Paradox – philosophical argument for “a watched pot never boils”, a physical phenomena in quantum mechanics.

Bohmian trajectories – a school on the interpretation of quantum mechanics, related to pilot waves theory.

However, I must stress this paper is not about philosophy or angels, it just a clever title.

God bless those pagans.

Yakawow! Deconstructing science-news articles

This hilarious meta-article deconstructs everything that is bad about science writting in news-sites.

it comes first to fluidity, then to orbiculation, then fixation, so to angulization, then crystallization, from thence to germination or ebullition, then vegetation, then plantanimation, perfect animation, sensation local motion, and the like
-Gimcrack, making fun of Robert Hooke

Picture of Obama Feigning Interest in Excitonics

Flipping through the NY Mag photo gallery titled A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things, I found a picture of Excitonics Center‘s Vladimir Bulovic.

Click for A picture of Obama Feigning Interest in the Excitonics Center

The old story of Obama’s visit can be found here.

Dr. Peter Venkman : Back off man. I’m a scientist.
-Ghost Busters