Archive for February, 2006
Here is a nice post in Cosmic Variance titled Quantum interrogation which attempts an explanation of superposition and wavefunction collapse — using the analogy of feeding a sleeping puppy.
Here is Ram Guha on my favourite cricketer, divided loyalties and assuaging his guilt!
Are you in a mood for a short tutorial on chaos? Here is a story from digg. I especially loved this one:
Music can be created using fractals as well. Using the Lorenz attractor, Diana S. Dabby, a graduate student in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has created variations of musical themes. (“Bach to Chaos: Chaotic Variations on a Classical Theme”, Science News, Dec. 24, 1994) By associating the musical notes of a piece of music like Bach’s Prelude in C with the x coordinates of the Lorenz attractor, and running a computer program, she has created variations of the theme of the song. Most musicians who hear the new sounds believe that the variations are very musical and creative.
Take a look!
And since I think best with a pencil in my hand, I started naturally to write…
So starts an excerpt from Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh at NPR. Some nice thoughts out there — go check it out.
I have not stopped laughing yet; the inimitable PhD comics — nothing can beat it, ever!
A nice joke in Cosmic Variance about commuting to work 😉 And, some about conductors and stuff too!
Here is an article by Margaret Atwood about writing and who it is for; link via Moorish Girl. Nice reading!