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Clément Jacquard
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Casual photographer, physics PhD, curious about how things work, probably playing bossa nova at home.
Casual photographer, physics PhD, curious about how things work, probably playing bossa nova at home.

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This one has been waiting on my laptop for a little while.

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Following the recent #DOC  decision I discovered this investigation by #MotherJones . It is a very insightful read on the matter.
I know it is a long read but knowledge ain't free right ?

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Keep that fire burning baby!

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Second #lotus #flower of 2016 !
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First #lotus #flower of summer 2016 !
Next one will bloom tomorrow morning !
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So can we, at the end of the day, take advantage of cognitive biases to improve public health ? I remind Kahneman citing some success about that.

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#DeLaSoul  has the best hip hop beats so far !

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Sugar + time = colors
Long-term #wine storing 101 
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27 lines on a cubic

Here's the best thing I know about the number 27. Any smooth surface described by a cubic equation has 27 lines on it!

In general this is true only for complex surfaces, where we look at complex solutions of the cubic equation. For these it takes two complex numbers (rather than two real ones) to say where you are. So they're kind of hard to visualize.

But for this particular surface, drawn by Greg Egan, we can see all 27 lines even if we only look at the real surface formed by the real solutions.

This is the tip of an iceberg I'm just starting to drill down into. For more, visit:

http://blogs.ams.org/visualinsight/2016/02/15/27-lines-on-a-cubic-surface/

#geometry


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