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Author Archives: Plato Hagel
Noam Chomsky – “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding”
Professor Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding: Newton’s contributions to the study of mind” at the University of Oslo, September 2011. Q&A at 45:33
(Un)Naturalness, Explained
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This week I’m in California, at a conference celebrating two famous professors, from whom I learned an enormous amount when I was a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher. More on this later in the…
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A First Stab at Explaining “Naturalness”
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Arguably the two greatest problems facing particle physicists, cosmologists, string theorists, and the like are both associated with an apparent failure of a notion called “naturalness”. Until now, I’ve mostly avoided this term on…
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BICEP2: New Evidence Of Cosmic Inflation!
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[For your reference if you can’t follow this post: My History of the Universe, and a primer to help you understand what’s going on today.] I’m still updating this post as more information comes in and…
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Question: Are Blackholes Connected by Dark Matter?
General Thoughts About Schuman Response
The Tesla coil wireless transmitter U.S. Patent 1,119,732 There might have been some confusion around what was implied here with regard to BB’s(Binaural Beats) and the affective causation suggested by what I see as inherent on a global level with … Continue reading
Water Sphere in Zero Gravity
In his offduty time, NASA Astronaut Don Pettit experiments with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station. Published as a collaboration between NASA and the American Physical Society See: Science Off the Sphere See … Continue reading
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It’s Final Endgame for GRAIL’s Twin Spacecraft
The mountain where the two spacecraft will make contact is located near a crater named Goldschmidt. Both spacecraft have been flying in formation around the moon since Jan. 1, 2012. They were named by elementary school students in Bozeman, Mont., … Continue reading
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See 2123 January 2013 CERN
The primary goal of this 3‐day workshop is to educate the LHC community about the scientific utility of likelihoods. We shall do so by describing and discussing several real‐world examples of the use of likelihoods, including a one‐day in‐depth examination … Continue reading
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