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November 21 2019

surveyork
11:23

Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math

"After breakfast one morning in August, the mathematician Terence Tao opened an email from three physicists he didn’t know. The trio explained that they’d stumbled across a simple formula that, if true, established an unexpected relationship between some of the most basic and important objects in linear algebra.

The formula “looked too good to be true,” said Tao, who is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Fields medalist, and one of the world’s leading mathematicians. “Something this short and simple — it should have been in textbooks already,” he said. “So my first thought was, no, this can’t be true.”

Then he thought about it some more."

November 16 2019

surveyork
17:53

Post-empirical science is an oxymoron, and it is dangerous | Aeon Essays

Theoretical physicists who say the multiverse exists set a dangerous precedent: science based on zero empirical evidence

February 19 2014

surveyork
10:25

February 04 2014

surveyork
16:53

November 02 2013

surveyork
05:49
Today, researchers working with the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, announced that they see no signs of the lightweight dark matter particles hinted at by other experiments. "It's a significant miss," says Richard Gaitskell, a LUX team member from Brown University. "We should have seen thousands of events and we simply don't see any."

July 08 2012

surveyork
13:30
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