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David Kagan
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Brian Greene, Pontus Ahlqvist, and I have a new paper out on the impact that warping of extra dimensions has on the statistical distribution of "vacua" or more colloquially "string theory solutions". You can check it out here

http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.3172

I'll likely do a post or two trying to explain the paper in plainer language on my blog. That should appear relatively shortly.
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And I am looking for cutting-edge string theory. But I will check out the book. Thank you.
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Apparently those faster-than-light neutrinos appear to be the result of a loose fiber optic cable! (Mind you, we should all wait for an official announcement).

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/02/22/neutrinos-and-cables/
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The red cable goes in the blue slot
The blue cable goes in the green slot
And, umm...uh...EPA? No, no...that's not it. Oops.
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I just wrote an article laying out some personal thoughts about Columbia's Frontiers of Science course and its place in a liberal arts education. This should mainly be of interest to other current and former Columbia students. You can find the article here:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/12/08/reflections-frontiers-science
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Greetings programs. I'm a theoretical physicist who is well aware of the location of his towel (this makes me froody). I don't tend to refer to myself in the 3rd person.
Education
  • University of Cambridge
    Theoretical Physics, PhD, 2002 - 2007
  • Clare College, Cambridge
    N/A
  • Columbia University
    Mathematics and Physics, BA, 1998 - 2002
  • Trevor Day School
    Middle/High School, 1991 - 1998
  • Walden-Lincoln School
    4th & 5th grades
  • The New Lincoln School
    K - 3rd grade
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Building a better quantum computer with lasers and (impure) diamonds
arstechnica.com

Diamond impurities once looked quite promising as a building block for quantum computers—but you could never talk to just one impurity, and

As Seen On: The Daily Show with Jon StewartAs Seen On: The Daily Show wi...
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Did you catch last night's episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart? Cameras are not allowed in the Supreme Court. So naturally, thDid you