1. Schrodinger's Cat

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    What if you put a cat in a box and poison in the box that had a 50% chance of killing the cat in an hour?

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    • Nathaniel Craig

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      2014 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist Theoretical Physics University of California, Santa Barbara (Previously at Rutgers University)

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      • A Day in the Life: Howard Bloom

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        • Super String Theory

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          Visualization of super string theory.

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          • M51 - The "Whirlpool" Galaxy in Animated Development

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            M51 - The "Whirlpool" Galaxy In attempting to model the dynamic motion of this galactic plane and its key components - visible stars and stellar nebulae; the limits of my PC's processing capacities would determine a requisite "thinning" or skeletising of these components into lower resolution categories, and of luminosity particularly. That is, the discernment and modelling of light emitting or reflecting masses deemed very bright, bright, dim and very dim respectively. The millions of stars that form a "matte" or very low luminosity against the background darkness have been omitted in the model. Conversely and particularly, in areas of the image where little or no activity seems immediately present in a standard size or resolution of image, the dimmest of stars has been highlighted by a slightly higher, given luminescence and for distinct inclusion in the model. These stars and stellar nebulae are presented where those of comparable luminosity, but in the maelstrom of high level, stellar interactivity, have been omitted in the "thinning" process. In short, I have attempted to highlight the generally un-noticed and "skeletise" the more obvious presence of a clear light or luminosity. I have also reduced the colour range of the modelled stars as the colour is less relevant to my experiment than the placements of such. A dim, blue star on the "open" galactic plane may well be a white dot of light in the film. The centres of "red" and clustered (gas-like) stars may be pink/white in the original imagery and white in the finished film. It is the patterns or perturbations in the imagery that have held my interest. Not simply the potential trajectories of core ejecta, or collision resultant nebulae - such higher velocity masses may be long gone from the image, leaving disturbment on the more constant velocity and torsion dominated masses of motion about the plane - those in outward and clockwise, hyperbolic spiral orbit, and that form the majority of light we see. In the lower right hand quadrant of the image [any full, image of M51 as supplied by the Hubble Space Telescope website] it is possible to discern a range of coloured stars or small, relative clusters. It would appear that most of these are distant galaxies showing through the plane of M51. Rather than judge which may be which, I decided to include them all in the hyperbolic orbit model as I believed one or two of them may have been generated by M51 itself. It would mean that the far distant galaxies would play only coincidental parts in any backtracked, perturbation patterns, whilst core generated sub-galaxies may show heightened relevance in same. In my opinion, this model shows compelling, visual evidence of the predicted dynamics of the AIAS, UFT papers and mathematics, in that the data input stage (replication of dots of light of narrower ranged luminosity, superimposed over the still image of M51) of the components of the definitive perturbation pattern, shown developing in the mid to lower left quadrant [half a minute or so into the development]; would only materialise in a "time reversed" model if the reversed orbit and placements were reasonably accurate; and that the dissipation of more isolated masses currently on the lower right hand quadrant and replicated from the full, current image, are RESULTANT and NOT CAUSAL of such patternation. Inward spiralling towards a "swallowing" Black hole in the centre of the galaxy may be visually ruled out. It is not likely that Nature would "pull in" all the "random" stars of the lower right hand quadrant of the plane, and draw them all in and around to the other side of the galaxy, tens of thousands of light years away, to make a sustained and multi-directed blast image from those would-be, "randomly" selected, distant stars. That all taking place as the whirlpool of a drain may act. In my opinion, unlike the latter, invented scenario and in M51, this modelling proves a clockwise and hyperbolic, spiralling orbit of a continually increasing radius of the core centre. The data generated by the model also defines clear, circular "blast arcs" which during playback, distort on the 2D plane as expected. However, refined modelling may provide a complete chronology of many events in the galaxy's history. This may be based on the type of "blast arc" which is a full circle, and manifests intermittently in a variety of locations during playback, as a honeycomb pattern of blast arcs that when sporadically and symmetrically circular, will each be relatively close to its point of instigation. Each "blast arc" that is symmetrically circular only maintains a short duration of circularity, as it is soon distorted by the orbit dynamic. The present model suggests this albeit much in lower resolution or less clear visibility since ALL data from the image [in the section shown] has been "backplotted" where later generated masses could not be "back plotted" all the way back to the core as does

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            • Laura Mersini-Houghton - Q4

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              Is your work the first empirical test of string theory?

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              • Laura Mersini-Houghton - Q12

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                Your father was a mathematician. Was he an inspiration for you?

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                • Laura Mersini-Houghton - Q11

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                  Eastern Europe has produced a lot of strong theoretical physicists. Why is that?

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                  • Laura Mersini-Houghton - Q10

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                    What would you be if you weren’t a scientist?

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                    • Laura Mersini-Houghton - Q9

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                      Who is your favorite philosopher?

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