The Linkin’ Log: March 14, 2008

Just thought I’d point out a few interesting science posts around the web, for those who might not have stumbled upon them:

Blake Stacey at Science After Sunclipse is doing his best to shed readers with an excellent, but mathematical, post about the Dirac equation.  Dirac’s mixing of special relativity and quantum mechanics led to the prediction of antimatter, and also  naturally incorporated quantum-mechanical spin.

Tom at Swans on Tea points out that it is officially ‘Talk Like a Physicist Day‘.  So I ‘propagated’ to work today instead of ‘drove’, and instead of ‘eating lunch’ I’ll be ‘extracting energy from organic compounds.’

Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles describes some recent interesting optical four-wave mixing experiments and their implications.

Over at PLEKTIX, Ben Allen gives a non-technical discussion of ‘causality’ in special relativity and, in essence, who to blame when something goes wrong!

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4 Responses to The Linkin’ Log: March 14, 2008

  1. Oh no, you already “talk like a physicist” in my opinon. Do you mean to tell me it could be worse? You’ll probably notice my eyes glazing over more than usual tonight if you choose to honor this official holiday.

    P.S. – I am not falling for the “ground state” comment if you don’t want to help me clean either.

  2. P.P.S. – it is also PI day (3/14) too. I think we need to go out and celebrate tonight.

  3. babs67 wrote: “Do you mean to tell me it could be worse?”

    Don’t be such a ‘lowering operator’! If you were to ‘integrate’ over all my possible abuses of physics and math terms, I’m sure you’d find it ‘convergent’!

  4. You’d better take back the “lowering operator” comment or you can forget about all “integrating” this weekend.

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