Reader's Corner for July 2012

July 31, 2012


www.scottaaronson.com

There are two ways to teach quantum mechanics. The first way -- which for most physicists today is still the only way -- follows the historical order in which the ideas were discovered. So, you start with classical mechanics and electrodynamics, solving lots of grueling differential equations at e...

Scott Aaronson on how to teach Quantum Mechanics. Interesting...

July 17, 2012


rnd.io

Ravi: The date today is March 29th, 2012. We're here in Mountain View, California, with Indy Gupta—Indranil Gupta—how do you say it?

Well worth reading or watching.

July 5, 2012


www.wired.com

On a bright May afternoon in 2007, a German artist and printmaker named Hans-Jürgen Kuhl took a seat at an outdoor café directly...

Another good read.

July 4, 2012


www.esquire.com

Recently, a few people told me that I looked good, that I'd lost weight. It made me feel good, then it made me feel bad. It was a compliment, sure. But then I realized it's just something you say to a big guy to get the conversation rolling. It might have even seemed the perfect compliment upon deli...

Good read.