Articles of interest this month

Enjoy:

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2021/04/phd-student-sharing-my-perspective-social-media-felt-scary-it-s-worth-it

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-quantum-computing-could-remake-chemistry/

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-extinct-horned-crocodile-tree-life.html

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-proof-reveals-that-graphs-with-no-pentagons-are-fundamentally-different-20210426

Another quick post of links of interest to a physicist working in software development

A number of articles caught my attention this past month (a mixture of articles from physics fundamentals to quantum computing to more applied concerns):

https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-inch-closer-to-matrix-multiplication-goal-20210323/


https://www.wsj.com/articles/einsteins-fridge-review-heated-arguments-11616537766

https://www.wsj.com/articles/einsteins-fridge-review-heated-arguments-11616537766

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-the-schroedinger-equation-true1/

https://www.quantamagazine.org/sharon-glotzers-deep-curiosity-about-order-from-chaos-20210322/

http://www.sci-news.com/physics/four-new-tetraquarks-09481.html

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/science/uae-explained-how-abu-dhabi-s-new-quantum-computer-could-help-solve-the-mysteries-of-science-1.1191762

https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/03/optical-fiber-could-boost-power-superconducting-quantum-computers

And some articles in professional magazines:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02895-0

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/12/eabf3996

Quantum Mechanics, NASA interview, Materials Science to start the year

A layman’s guide to Quantum Mechanics:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/the-curious-observers-guide-to-quantum-mechanics/

A good interview:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-nasa-engineer-whos-a-mathematician-at-heart-20210119/

Materials work on the interface of biology and physics: https://physicsworld.com/a/perovskite-sensor-sees-more-like-the-human-eye/

It’d be good to add a little bit about the math of the pandemic, but I’ll leave that out for now.

Physics Link update

Cool things I found relating to condensed matter physics (one focus topic of my PhD — though none of these links relate that closely except for the transition temperature one) recently:

Water

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-critical-transition-liquid.html (related article)

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-evidence-decades-old-theory-odd-behaviors.html

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-everywhereand-weirder.html

https://phys.org/news/2020-10-tetrahedra-uniqueness.html

Other material strangeness

https://phys.org/news/2020-10-room-temperature-superconducting-material.html

https://phys.org/news/2020-10-stacking-graphene-rare-magnetism.html

A PhD Thesis

Someone close to me finished their thesis in a separate discipline in the last 1.5 years. It’s well-lauded (news came out recently about it), so I thought I would share. It is in a discipline, with which I am not that familiar, so I cannot comment that much on the content, though I had some exposure to related fields nearly 15 years ago, so it is not totally unrelated either, so it is interesting. I have not finished reading through, but I am interesting in the stochastic approach portrayed for debris transport.

Here is a Google link containing links to the thesis and related papers:
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?client=firefox-b-d&um=1&ie=UTF-8&lr&q=related:UtjwqZkgqH6SLM:scholar.google.com/

Another quick chapter

Work is still busy, but I still come across a number of articles, which could be of interest to the audience of this blog:
https://phys.org/news/2020-03-mathematicians-theory-real-world-randomness.html
https://www.quantamagazine.org/graduate-student-solves-decades-old-conway-knot-problem-20200519/

And for those interested in studying datascience, you could have a day and a half free access to datacamp:
https://www.datacamp.com/freeweek