For those of you that still remember the good old days of core dumps, here’s a post that follows that philosophy. 😉

It’s been quite sometime since i last had a chance to put some content here on the blog, nor have i had time to expand on the interesting comments that have appeared and so on… time has been short lately.

In some sense, this is good news: *research* has really taken the best of me (as opposed to, *e.g.*, some of the network management tasks that have plagued me in the not-so-distant-past 😉 ) — last week i gave a talk at Syracuse, and if all goes well, maybe i’ll be able to talk a bit about it here. 🙂

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

— The Wizard of Oz

**Scientific:**

- Geometric Quantization of Algebraic Reduction
- Motivic renormalization and singularities
- Accelerator Disaster Scenarios, the Unabomber, and Scientific Risks
- Success is in the bank
- The Bohr paradox
- Passing of a legend, John Wheeler 1911-2008, John Archibald Wheeler 1911-2008
- Amazing Collection of Physics Video Lectures (Quantum Physics/Mechanics, Field Theory, Applied Group Theory, General Relativity. Cosmology, and others)
- Generalized Berezin quantization, Bergman metrics and fuzzy Laplacians
- Cosmological perturbation theory near de Sitter spacetime
- Effective Field Theory for Inflation
- The saga of rooted staggered quarks
- Mixed Hodge Structures and Renormalization in Physics
- What really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider: Brian Cox on TED
- Is there a crisis brewing in the reporting of science in the media?
- Charges and Twisted Bundles, IV: Anomaly Canellation
**Janus Configurations, Chern-Simons Couplings, And The Theta-Angle in N=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory****Supersymmetric Boundary Conditions in N=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory**- A note on Infraparticles and Unparticles
- Dangerous Liouville Wave — exactly marginal but non-conformal deformation
**Exact Statistics of Chaotic Dynamical Systems**- Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity
**Is Open Access Science the Future?**- Charges and Twisted Bundles, III: Anomalies
- Self-organized criticality in quantum gravity
- Towards A No-Loophole Bell-Type Experiment?
- 285G, Lecture 7: Rescaling of Ricci flows and kappa-noncollapsing
- A draft version of the blog book
- 285G, Lecture 6: Finite time extinction of the third homotopy group, II
- Multimedia and the Journal of Number Theory
- Comparative Smootheology, II
- After graduation, fewer foreign PhD holders remain in US
- RIP Ed Lorenz
- 285G, Lecture 5: Finite time extinction of the third homotopy group, I
- CUDA, Supercomputing for the Masses
- Differential Forms and the Canonical Bundle
- This is what the Higgs boson looks like, Can the Tevatron find the Higgs?
- Big bang e grande explosão: mal entendidos em Física vol. I
- Physicists On Tape
**Rigid Surface Operators**- On the origin of the particles in black hole evaporation
- 285G, Lecture 4: Finite time extinction of the second homotopy group
- Sigma-Models and Nonabelian Differential Cohomology
- World Science Festival 2008
- Critical gravitational collapse: towards a holographic understanding of the Regge region
- Scales of science
- Locally Free Sheaves and Vector Bundles
- Non-Borel summable Phiˆ4 theory in zero dimension: A toy model for testing numerical and analytical methods
- Black hole thermodynamics from simulations of lattice Yang-Mills theory
- Quantum Fields on the Groenewold-Moyal Plane
- Particle Identifications from Symmetries of Braided Ribbon Network Invariants
- Lectures on Scattering Amplitudes via AdS/CFT
- A Pointless Model for the Continuum as the Foundation for Quantum Gravity
- Formalism Locality in Quantum Theory and Quantum Gravity
- A note on the quantum of time
- Building an AdS/CFT superconductor
- A locally finite model for gravity
- A Matrix Model for 2D Quantum Gravity defined by Causal Dynamical Triangulations
- The New Math
- Sheaves of Modules
- This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 263)
- Stony Brook Dialogues in Mathematics and Physics
- Quantum foam and topological strings
- April Fool
- 285G, Lecture 2: The Ricci flow approach to the Poincaré conjecture
- This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 262)
- 285G, Lecture 1: Flows on Riemannian manifolds
- From Pure Spinor Geometry to Quantum Physics: A Mathematical Way
- Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
- What Has Happened So Far
- Symmetry and Integrability of Classical Field Equations
- Topological higher gauge theory: From BF to BFCG theory
- Is Quantum Gravity Necessary?
- Magnetic Charge Lattices, Moduli Spaces and Fusion Rules
- Instantons beyond topological theory II
- Sidney Coleman QFT Video Recordings
- Anatomy of a Black Hole
- Nonabelian Differential Cohomology in Street’s Descent Theory
- Security is Mathematics
- Matrix universality of gauge and gravitational dynamics
- Equivariant symplectic geometry of gauge fixing in Yang–Mills theory
- This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 261)
- `What is a Thing?’: Topos Theory in the Foundations of Physics
- Geometry of the Standard Model
- IAS Conference Question Dump
- 18 Billion Suns : Biggest Black Hole in Universe Discovered
- The 50 Topcited papers from SPIRES in 2007

**General Interest:**

- Brasil tem perdido grandes talentos em matemática, alerta presidente da SBPC
- Brasil, nação evanescente?, artigo de Carlos Lessa
- Pistol Pete Maravich & the Invention of Showtime Basketball
- Serra da Cangalha Crater, Brazil
- News: Politically Correct: Why Great (and Not So Great) Minds Think Alike
- power discussion
- Pleasing Google’s Tech-Savvy Staff
- ‘Economist’ pergunta por que crescimento do Brasil fica atrás da Argentina
- 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex
- 10 Great Scenes from TV and Film Told Using Only Typography
- Like bash.org for bash shell-fu Command line tips and tricks
- The Secret to Happiness? Giving
- Larry Lessig’s Open Congress
- From GNOME to KDE and Back Again
- Biggest Unix Cheat Sheet
- Anatomy of a Black Hole
- Óleo de bacalhau reduz uso de analgésicos em casos de artrite, diz estudo
- Fracassado leilão da Cesp foi em ‘hora infeliz’, diz FT
- Movitz: an x86 Common Lisp OS
- Países ricos incentivam imigração de ‘alto nível’
- Membros da comunidade científica comunicam ao CNPq sua preocupação com o destino do comitê de divulgação científica
- I’m not against Windows; Unix just works better
- Search with privacy: What a concept
- Cresce número de imigrantes em busca do ‘sonho brasileiro’
- Para empresário boliviano, Brasil é ‘terra de oportunidades’
- C++ is a language strongly optimized for liars and people who go by guesswork and ignorance
- Off-topic
- Tecnologia para muitos, artigo de Miguel Jorge, Sergio Rezende e Roberto Mangabeira Unger
- Infraestrutura deficiente será desafio para nova empresa aérea, diz ‘Wall Street Journal’
- Revolution OS — Documentary of Linux
- Excesso de carros = engarrafamento
- Learn Python in 10 minutes
- Xoopit Will Turn Your Inbox Into a Social Network
- Science: monkeys were the first doctors
- Emigração para os EUA perde ‘apelo’ para brasileiros, diz ‘FT’
- Linux: Too Much of a Good Thing?
- Keith Richards
- The 5 Most Ridiculous Lies You Were Taught In History Class
- Bird propõe ‘new deal’ alimentar com ajuda do Brasil
- Word of the Day: Zeitgeist
- Getting it on for science
- Everything should be code
- Asking Big Questions about the universe: Stephen Hawking on TED
- Memoize: a Python replacement for Make
- Waf: A portable Make and Autotools replacement in Python (15x faster than Scons, 3x faster than Autotools)
- Einstein can dunk
- Build a quad-core, 8-gig server for $900
- Soros predicts end of the road for cheap and easy borrowing
- Beautiful Handwriting, Lettering and Calligraphy
- Reader Piqued By French Mutilations
- The Thing About Git
- Five Words You Can Cut
- The Moral Authority Behind Intervention: Examining Sergio Vieira de Mello
- Penn and Teller subverting the old ‘pull an animal out of the hat’ trick by instead producing thousands of bees, including hundreds while ripping apart a stuffed rabbit — take that, kids
- Masters of the World — England > America > China?
- Physicists On Tape
- Richard Stallman Interview: How a hacker became a freedom fighter
- Tip #195: Bash
- Tip #192: Print a random shell-fu tip
- Soros describes the $45 trillion market in credit swaps (i.e. derivatives) as a “Sword of Damocles”
- Knuth on teaching calculus
- Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss Discuss Science, Science Education, Religion, Life, the Universe and Everything
- Open-source economics: Yochai Benkler on TED
- Brazil surprises markets with rate hike
- Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon by John Hemming
- Tip #216: Create a Terminal Calculator
- Grou.ps: All Your Collaboration Tools In One Place
- The Myth of the 30-Minute Meal
- 52 Million Brazilian Mini-Penguinistas
- Your genes are not your fate: Dean Ornish on TED
- 30 Adobe Acrobat Alternatives
- The Financial Crisis: An Interview with George Soros
- Princeton scientists discover exotic quantum state of matter
- Tip #232: Deleting difficult filenames
- KDE Desktops For 52 Million Students In Brazil
- Leaps of Faith
- Fruit flies trade lifespan for brain power
- Ten (mostly) false ideas about emacs
- How fast are you?
- Is Mathematics Discovered Or Invented?
- Donald Knuth Rips On Unit Tests and More
- Concrete Examples Don’t Help Students Learn Math
- Patron Saint of Computing on Free Software
- Why you aren’t Donald Knuth
- What Programming Languages Should You Know? (Less Fluff, More Stuff)
- The English language is not equipped for metric spaces
- An Interview with Brian Greene on the World Science Festival
- Bunch of Computing Video Lecture Courses (C, XML & Java, Algorithms, Functional Programming, and others)
- Super addictive magnet toy. The Neo Cube
- Cray, Intel To Partner On Hybrid Supercomputer
- 50 Open Source Resources for Writers
- The ABCs of securing your wireless network
- Lawrence Krauss & Natalie Jeremijenko on the Politics of Knowledge
- Economia brasileira vive ‘tempos de Carnaval’, diz jornal
- Larry Page on how to change the world
- Argentina vê de longe ‘golaço’ do Brasil na economia, diz jornal
- Sage: Open Source Mathematics Software: Can There be a Viable Free Open Source Alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab?
- Windows in Brazil Costs 20% of Per Capita Business Income
- Denzel Washington says inner-city schoolkids have to be reminded that scientists are more important than entertainers

That’s all folks! 🙂

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Pô, fiquei realmente chateado com a notícia da morte do Wheeler…

Mas, mudando de pato a urubu, aproveitando a “thread” da sua palestra

em Syracuse, saca só essa notícia (tem já quase um mês, “but anyway”…):

Higgs seen at the LHC

http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2008/04/higgs-seen-at-lhc.html

Infame, mas irresistível…;-)

Cheers,

Pedro

P.S.: Como anda o Balachandran?

Grande Pedrão!

Ah… a “NewsScientist” ataca novamente… 😦

O ‘truque’ nisso tudo é uma coisa só: personal publicist (o Higgs tem um, contratado pela Edinburg University). Isso pra não falar no fato de que o bóson só é chamado de “Higgs” porque o Hagen (co-autor do artigo do Guralnik) tinha uma animosidade com o cara (cujo nome agora me fugiu) que “batizou” a partícula — coisas da história… que teve uma ajudinha duma greve de correios em Londres.

Agora, quanto ao Balachandran… vc acredita que ele me reconheceu?!!! Eu não botei uma fé: ele abriu uma memória elefante-yoga e desceu o cacete: “eu lembro de vc assim e assado…” Foi massa! 🙂

Mas ele ma pareceu estar bem.

Um abração, []’s!

Memória de Ganesh… É, mas esse é o Bala… Ele deve vir a Brasília

esses dias durante o mês de maio, pra trabalhar com o Amílcar. Eu o

conheci em 2004, quando ele estava visitando o Teotônio. Ele me pôs

em contato com a Sumati Surya num momento em que eu precisei de uns

truques de atraso temporal gravitacional de geodésicas nulas para

o meu trabalho, e ele participou em alguns seminários informais de

uma série que eu apresentei em 2004-2005 lá no DFMA escrutinando o

artigo do Romeo (Brunetti), do Klaus (Fredenhagen) e do Rainer (Verch)

sobre teorias quânticas de campo localmente covariantes, que eu usei

depois extensivamente na minha tese.

Quanto à história do Higgs, o Wreszinski tinha me contado um

pedaço. Disse que o Hagen teve um treco na época…

Cheers,

Pedro

Olá Daniel. Gostaria de pedir linkagem ao LDC, se possível. Muito obrigado! []’s!

OMG. Have you even read the abstracts of all this stuff? Anyway, thanks for the new motivic links.

Hi Kea,

In fact, i always try to read the arXivs everyday, and make my personal “selections” accordingly — even if i don’t post them here that often.

What happened in this particular case is that i ended up accumulating about 1 month of this information… hence this “core dump”. (You can check the particular date range comparing this post’s date with my last one’s.)

As for reading the abstract… i never put something here that i haven’t personally “sanctioned”. Now, you can obviously criticize this subjective method of mine — but, there is a method. 😉

Personally, i offer this to help ease your thoughts (if it helps at all): once you realize how different topics are connected and form the picture of current research in Physics (and Math), it becomes a bit easier to put things in context and understand what are the starting points and what is being sought as a result. Besides, having lunch (and the following coffee time 😉 ) with some of the faculty from the Physics and Math Depts really helps. 🙂

Cheers.

Gustavo,

Nao foi ‘mah feh’, foi pura falta de tempo de organizar a vida aquem duma serie de compromissos que tinham precedencia.

O link vai aparecer em breve. 😉

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Gustavo,

Serah que vc poderia confirmar o site do LDC pra mim?

Eh que eu estou recebendo um erro da ‘JProfiler’…

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