Albert Einstein shook the foundations of +Physics with the introduction of his Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, and his General Theory of Relativity in 1915. The fun part is if you add gravity to “Special Theory of Relativity” you get “General Theory of Relativity”. The former states that “Space” and “Time” are intertwined and the latter explains that “Gravity” is a curvature in Space-Time caused by matter.
Just amazing!. The simple act of measuring the photon results in state of entangled atoms. Imagine what is happening when we (consciousness) perceives matter ! I ll place my bets on new worlds being born somewhere in this universe or other… The more we think we try to understand (perceive/measure) the bizarre it gets !
Quantum Record! 3,000 Atoms Entangled in Bizarre State
Amoeba inspired computing. Sounds fundamental where the nature provided some clues for a better computing paradigm that may offer several benefits, such as high efficiency, miniaturization, and low energy consumption. Although we all know that the traditional computing (Turing machine) is NOT any less powerful from NFAs except for the explosion in the search space, this discovery could eliminate the exponential search space leading to efficient algorithms for solving today’s “HARD” problems. What-if the NP class of problems are now solvable in polynomial time?….
Amoeba-inspired computing system outperforms conventional optimization methods
I believe when the black hole information paradox problem when viewed from this vantage point offers a fresh perspective, that the laws pf physics might actually be upheld by computational complexity — which is defined entirely in terms of information. The article also talks about how this might help understand quantum entanglement.
Scott Aaronson puts it, “the black hole’s interior is protected by an armour of computational complexity” in his book Quantum Computing: http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Computing-since-Democritus-Aaronson/dp/0521199565
I could not put this book down once I started reading. Highly recommended for a reader who finds it fun to put different pieces together and is not afraid of the abstract. This book is something I always wished to have, one place with a logical string of reasoning end to end w/o the technical rigor (which can be filled in as needed)
It is exciting to see computational complexity as fundamental as thermodynamics (entropy) acting as a tool to help solve problems in multiple disciplines. I had like to see how the observer plays a role in this equation as at the end of the day, it is us interpreting the event or computing the complexity via our mind through our senses.
Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon
“I believe that our species will not last long. It does not seem to be made of the stuff that has allowed the turtle, for example to continue to exist more or less unchanged for hundreds of millions of years; for hundreds of times longer, that is, than we have even been in existence. We belong to a short-lived genus of species. All of our cousins are already extinct. What’s more, we do damage. There are frontiers where we are learning, and our desire for knowledge burns. They are in the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, at the origins of the cosmos, in the nature of time, in the phenomenon of black holes, and in the workings of our own thought processes. Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it’s breathtaking.”
Seven brief lessons on Physics
For anything traveling at or near the speed of light, time slows down, photon traveling at the speed of time imply that there is no time that elapses for them. Lets just think about that for a min… For us (conscious human beings) we see light traveling for eons before it reaches our eye but for the photon, this time is zero… it is absorbed the moment it is emitted… Now combined with the below result, a photon converts into matter giving it (electron and positron) mass and time. A timeless particle gives rise to one that now has the concept of time because electrons do not travel at the speed of photons.
Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest
On this date in 1887 mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. Ramanujan had nearly no formal training in mathematics and was largely self-taught until he was a teenager. As an adult his work quickly gained attention from other Indian mathematicians who spread his work to Europe. He independently proved several theorems in a number of mathematical subjects and also produced many new theorems. He moved to England in 1914 and continued to publish on a wide range of topics and much of his work has been widely influential for his unique approaches to even already established proofs.
National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!