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Goodbye Professor Tombrello

This morning I awoke to the horrible news that Caltech Physics Professor Tom Tombrello had passed away. Professor Tombrello was my undergraduate advisor, my research advisor, a mentor, and, most importantly a friend. His impact on me, from my career … Continue reading

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I have a friend in Minsk…

Unlike the usual university plagiarism policy which is typically something bland copied from another university, the University of Bergen has explained the problem, and consequences, of plagiarism with Hollywood-level production values. (Be sure to click on “CC” for the English … Continue reading

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Why the laity hope Einstein was wrong.

Although reputable news sources pointed out that most scientists think some more mundane explanation will be found for the too-early arrival of CERN-generated neutrinos in Gran Sasso, recently confirmed by a second round of experiments with much briefer pulse durations … Continue reading

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Make Em Laugh, Make Em Cry

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Schools Out For Winter

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Will the Real Reason For Quantum Theory Please Stand Up?

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WTFA to LOLCAT Conversion

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School's Out For Summer…Almost

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Teacher of the Year

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CSE 322 Week 2: Nondeterminism Rocks

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