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So this is the Fall Out Boy plan to Save Rock and Roll...

The release of FOB's new album of the same name is, in itself, quite a story that I somehow missed for the past few months. But what I wasn't quite prepared for was to find out about their role in the past decade of pop music history.

#falloutboy #saverockandroll  
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This January (2013) in Singapore takes place:

Workshop on Topological Aspects of Quantum Field Theories (http://www2.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/013wquantum/index.php)

I'll be giving a lecture series on

Higher-Chern-Simons theory and its geometric quantization
(ncatlab.org/schreiber/show/infinity-Chern-Simons+theory
ncatlab.org/schreiber/show/%E2%88%9E-geometric+prequantization)
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The need to interact with other mathematicians, in particular logicians and category theorists. The latter two groups are thin on the ground here in Adelaide...

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Edward Frenkel writes about the hurdles the Moscow State University threw at him to get him to fail their entrance exams.
 
My new book "Love and Math", addressed to the wide audience, will be published by Basic Books in October 2013. Here is an excerpt that has appeared in the literary magazine The New Criterion.
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So everyone seems to be sharing the Feynman lectures video...
 
Seven Brilliant Lectures by Richard Feynman accessible to anyone

Feynman makes physics easy to understand with his characteristic wit and style, the only problem with these is that there are only seven. Richard Feynman was obviously famous for his work as a physicist, but he's also easily regarded as one of the most lucid and effective lecturers to ever address an audience. The set is a phenomenal resource to anyone with even a passing interest in the physical world and the laws that govern it — but even these lectures cannot capture the essence of what it might have been like to attend a presentation given by Feynman himself. Feynman delivered a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University. Those lectures were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009, they were released to the public. You'll find all seven of them linked below, but you may want to check out the lectures on Microsoft's Project Tuva, where they have been carefully edited to include closed captioning and annotations.

Possibly someone could point Bill O'Rielly in the direction of these to help him out with basic physics. ;)

Here are the links to the uploads on YouTube.

Richard Feynman - The.Character of Physical Law - Part 1 The Law of Gravitation (full version)

Richard Feynman - The.Character.of.Physical.Law - Part 2 (full version)

Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - 3 -The Great Conservation Principles

Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - Part4 Symmetry in Physical Law (full version)

Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - 5 -The Distinction of Past and Future

Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - Part 6 Probability and Uncertainty (full version)

Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - Part 7 Seeking New Laws (full version)

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This one just had to be shared for the pun alone.
 
Harmonic analysis on the adeles.
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Note that in traditional Chinese medicine, this plant is known to have a high toxicity. The active ingredient is apparently triptolide, but it is a diterpenoid epoxide that's not readily soluble in water, hence the need to synthesize the so-called Minnelide by the researchers, who're looking to patent the compound. The paper can be found here:
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/4/156/156ra139.abstract
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More clues to how an RNA base can be formed out of simpler chemical molecules.
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Yet another resource for anyone interested in the recently claimed proof of the ABC conjecture.
 
The polymath wiki happened to have a page on the ABC conjecture back in 2009 (as part of the Polymath4 project).  It now has a number of sections that collect links and other information on the series of papers by Mochizuki claiming to prove that conjecture.  Of course, it doesn't yet have the answer to the question most eagerly sought - namely, "is the proof correct?" - but hopefully it will do so in the future.  (And, of course, being a wiki, further updates and corrections by interested readers would of course be welcome.)
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