Back From Outerspace

Posting has been low because I’ve been (1) camping on a ferry going through the inside passage in Alaska (where I spent my time doing lots of perturbation theory), (2) camping south of Mt. Rainier, and (3) celebrating the 4th of July.
In other personal news, I’m in Nature! Okay, well not quite, but this website was somehow listed on a list of fifty popular science blogs. Like all such listing this certainly is Macbeth (you know, “full of sound and furtyfury, signifying nothing.”)
Oh, and as of July 1, 2006, I am no longer a “Principal Research Scientist” but instead am a “Research Assistant Professor” in the department of computer science and engineering here are UW. I think this means that Scott can no longer officially use me as his physicist punching bag (although I must say I am certainly happy to oblige)? This is, of course, good news. The only drawback that I know of right now is that when I fill out my tax forms next year I will no longer to fill out my occupation as simply “Scientist.”
Next week I’m off to Bell Labs where I’ll be talking at a meeting called “Quantum Information Meets Nanotechnology” so I promise to have real quantum content next week.

7 Replies to “Back From Outerspace”

  1. May sound a bit strange, but I will ask anyway.
    If you think you have solved the “Brane” or “String” theory, where would you go? Who would you speak to first? Where would you get the very basics to test some of the critical math, if you never studied it?
    I never paid enough attention to my questions about the fabric of space, or what out reality was encapsulated in,to do any serious research on the Web, or anywhere else on the subject, other then the occasional program on the tube.
    When I finally did look it up, part of my solution turns out to be discovered in 1995, only he called it the “Brane Theory” or the “M” theory(I had called it the “Cloud Theory” and after modeling it it really did look like a brain but not M’s Brane).
    Anyway, where do I go to see where thier “math left off” so to speak? Or to find out what you guys need to tie this down? I think There may actually be a way to measure another dimensions effects on us, but before I go see my local PA university instructor, I want to check some basics.
    It’s really hard to walk up to a math guy and tell him you havn’t the slightest clue how to write it in mathmatical form, but here are my notes on why it all is the way it is…
    Maybe a newsgroup or forum?

  2. I think fury not furty
    In Act 5, scene 5 of Macbeth
    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”

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