### 100 Years of Atomic Theory

Monday, December 23rd, 2013100 Years of #Atomic Theory: explains why deriving the #Rydberg const. from more fundamental ones was so important

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6143/244.summary

100 Years of #Atomic Theory: explains why deriving the #Rydberg const. from more fundamental ones was so important

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6143/244.summary

Gauss Gun Momentum Conservation: a model for exothermic reactions, such as #ATP hydrolysis, with strong & weak bonds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiSd91sLtS4

Interesting discussion of a sort of aberrant hydrogen atom that has a proton and a muon as opposed to an electron. Since the muon is much heavier than the electron it sits much closer to the proton giving a sense of its shape. One can only imagine what muonic helium would look like with two of these things.

How Big Is the Proton? As determined from muonic hydrogen

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6118/405.summary #physics

Interesting discussion of how to tell apart classical and quantum systems using Bells inequality. The basic idea is finding more correlated events between two separate

systems than one might expect classically were they are decoupled. This implies that there is a quantum characteristic to the system. This fact can be exploited to measure the degree to which two systems are behaving as a “quantum unit” in relation to cryptographic applications and large-scale quantum

computation.

http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/v496/n7446/nature-2013-04-25.html

#Quantum physics: A grip on misbehaviour – explains how Bell’s inequality quantifies #entanglement

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v496/n7446/full/496436a.html #QM

Dream Machine: Explains how many-worlds interpretation gives a #quantumcomputer more “ops” than atoms in universe

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/02/110502fa_fact_galchen

Robert Schoelkopf at Yale

Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life – Good intuition for free energy as max laziness & max sloppiness!

http://www.math.colostate.edu/~yzhou/course/math676_spring2013/biophys_Nelson.pdf

A great demo of surface tension MT @NewsHour: A very cool experiment…from space

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/04/21/177949605/a-wet-towel-in-space-is-not-like-a-wet-towel-on-earth