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Flavio Villanustre
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Inquisitive mind, computer whiz, MD, avid particle physics and cosmology reader, workaholic
Inquisitive mind, computer whiz, MD, avid particle physics and cosmology reader, workaholic

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Posted on the office's refrigerator door. So true!
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If I say functional programming aspects of C++, someone will surely think that I'm speaking nonsense, but here is a good post on certain functional programming concepts that may become part of the upcoming C++ 17 standard. If you know what a functor and a monad are, read on!

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Interesting analysis on applying partially functional programming approaches versus pure functional languages. Not getting into the core of the issues, but a good read nonetheless.

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Next time someone tells me that calculus is too hard I'll respond: "even 5 years old kids can do it!" :)

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Historically, black holes have proved quite elusive to science.

Over time we have seen statements such as "singularities cannot be naked", "singularities can be naked in rotational black holes", "there is a firewall which creates a contradiction between observers", "no information can ever leave black holes", "black holes can evaporate by thermal radiation", "all the information that ever fell into a black hole is represented as a 2D hologram on its event horizon", "pairs of black holes connected by wormholes could be equivalent to the concept of entanglement in quantum theory", etc.

Doesn't all this make black holes a very interesting topic and one of the greatest challenges to physicists in the last century?

Now Stephen Hawking has dropped this statement, backed with a semi-cryptic paper.

This creates so much expectation...
Stephen Hawking Bombshell: "Black Holes, As We Know Them, Do Not Exist"

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who is well known for the discovery of Hawking Radiation, recently published a new paper that turned our conventional perception of black holes on its head. In essence, he argues that they don't exist.

Want to know more about this new proposal? See:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=15900
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who is well known for the discovery of Hawking Radiation, recently published a new paper that turned our conventional perception of black holes on its head. In essence, he argues that they don't exist.

Want to know more about this new proposal? See:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=15900

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I have used MicroObservatory several times, but this is very cool! If you are an astronomy buff but you have never used MicroObservatory, you should head over there now...

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Beyond experimentally capturing the collapse of the wave function over time, this experiment can prove quite useful by also demonstrating how the decoherence can be "steered" over time...
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