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 Causal emergence, downward causation, and more…
 Few comments on the pratityasamutpada concept
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 Etymology of elementary particle names
 On the concept of scalar field
 Is there a particle that interacts with muons but not electrons?
 Updated links: LHC (Large Hadron Collider) operation
 Testing Google Neural Machine Translation (Turkish to English)
 Ernst Mach
 A rare good news from Middle East: SESAME opens
 China’s Noah’s Ark
 Polyakov classic: Confinement and Liberation
 1933 New Yorker articles on Einstein
 Muon g2 mystery
 Most watched physics videos (compiled by TrueSciPhi)
 Story of how Feynman tried to get rid of fields but couldn’t
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 2017 Oppenheimer Lecture by John Preskill on Quantum Computing
 You know, it would be sufficient to really understand the electron
 How long does it take to reach the bottom?
 Primordial qubit network perspective
 On the photonphoton interaction
 The Legacy of the Tevatron by S.D. Holmes and V.D. Shiltsev
 In 4 space dimensions all knots can be unraveled
 Stanford
 A profile of Roger Penrose by Philip Ball
 Updates (February 2017)
 Sounds of Aya Sophia
 EDGE 2017 question and 206 responses by invited contributors
 Update on how Earth’s magnetic field is changing
 John Hagelin’s “Restructuring Physics” article from 1989
 Updates (December 2016)
 Reflections on this anniversary of Shebi Arus (2016)
 Cartoon guide to quantum computing by Scott Aaronson and Zach Weinersmith
 Qubit
 Book bunker below Bryant Park
 Unsolved problems in physics
 Nobel Prizes for Accelerator/Beam Physics
 A guide to Richard Gauthier’s Electron Models
 Knowledgebase
 Updates (November 2016)
 L.V. Lorenz and H.A. Lorentz
 Edward Witten’s 2014 Kyoto Prize commemorative lecture
 Geometrical versus Topological
 Super performance of the Large Hadron Collider in 2016
 Fourth type of neutrino has never been observed
 Guest Post by Raymond Bates on Panpsychism
 Few comments on Horgan’s bunkbashing diatribe
 Roger Penrose’s latest book: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy
 Atiyah lecture at 2016 Heidelberg Laureate Forum
 Matthew Buckley’s particle physics tutorial articles at Boston Review
 Epistemic uncertainty
 CASW Showcase interview with Natalie Wolchover
 bioRxiv: the preprint server for Biology
 Can astronauts see the stars by the naked eye in space?
 LMFDB: unifying the building blocks of mathematics
 Tanedo on the 17 MeV Anomaly in Beryllium Nuclear Decays
 A lot is happening
 Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is breaking performance records
 FERMILAB History and Archives Project
 Helen Thom Edwards
 The 500 article milestone: time for reflection
 Galileo’s Diagramma Della Verita
 Curious about lunar calendars
 How long astronauts stayed on the moon?
 Subspace
 Lost in translation (3)
 Counterfactual definiteness
 Updates (May 2016)
 Pioneers of Microvita Research (3): HansJoachim Rudolph
 Pioneers of Microvita Research (2): Frank van den Bovenkamp
 Pioneers of Microvita Research (1): Richard Gauthier
 Microvita links
 Lost in translation (2)
 What is an inverse femtobarn?
 Live Beam Status at LHC
 EDGE 2016 question and 198 responses by the invited contributors
 A short comment on Reichenbach’s Principle of Common Cause
 Sad state of physics education in Turkey
 Updates (April 2016)
 Interesting karma between Einstein and Bohr
 Updates (March 2016)
 Payback
 alla turca time
 Smell of space
 Quick reminders about the leap day
 Umberto Eco
 Principle of minimal structure
 Direct observation of gravitational waves by the Advanced LIGO
 Sugar Bliss
 Spin and charge forbid pointlike selfcouplings for all particles but the Higgs
 Lost in translation (1)
 What does an antiatom do in a gravitational field?
 Metatheory
 Few comments on Sutra 4.8 of Ananda Sutram
 Lepton universality
 Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s comments on the triattributional primordial force
 Orthogonality is harder to achieve as the number of explanatory factors increases
 Difference between a point particle and an extended particle
 Reflections on this anniversary of Rumi’s Shebi Arus (2015)
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Category Archives: probability
A short comment on Reichenbach’s Principle of Common Cause
When I came across this principle in Mark Alford’s tutorial paper on Bell Inequality I was intrigued: Reichenbach’s principle of common cause [1]: correlations can be explained in terms of causes. if two phenomena show a correlation, either one causes … Continue reading
Posted in physics, prediction, probability, science
Tagged Causality, correlation, Probability
Bayesian probability and statistics: resources
Prediction is very hard. We have no choice but to use the past events to make a prediction about the future events. If you can detect a trend or cycle then the job gets easier but sometimes there is neither … Continue reading
Posted in probability, science, statistics
Tagged Bayesian probability, Bayesian statistics, Probability, Statistics
Difference between correlation and causation
This is the first article in my “causality” series. Please see the index for a list of the other posts in this series. In my day job I deal with probability and statistics. I use words like correlation, standard error … Continue reading
Posted in physics, probability, science, statistics
Tagged Causality, causation, correlation, economics, physics, Probability, science, Social Sciences, Statistics
QM wavefunction and its many interpretations
Mathematical formalism known as Quantum Mechanics (QM) describes the outcomes of measurements performed with elementary particles when they interact with each other or external fields. Measurement is the key concept in QM. Measurement is like taking a snapshot of the … Continue reading
Posted in philosophy, physics, prediction, probability, science, tutorial
Amos Tversky and the Prospect Theory
Amos Tversky (19371996), Davis Brack Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and one of the world’s most respected and influential psychologists died June 2, 1996, of metastatic melanoma, at the age of 59. Amos Tversky was going to share the … Continue reading
Coupling between past and future
Prediction is the hardest intellectual problem. It seems that we need to know everything about the Cosmos to predict the future accurately. I am not sure that even omniscience is enough because there is an intrinsic uncertainty in the Cosmos. … Continue reading