Category: Science & Technology

Science & Technology related writings

Mandelbrot Set

Playing around with the Mandelbrot Set

What does a geek do when he’s given a little downtime during a week of conference talks and meetings? He plays with the Mandelbrot set. I’ve been getting into vector programming – the nitty-gritty...

We’ve been flipping coins wrong

Actually, the title is a bit misleading. We have been using our coin flips incorrectly. A paper entitled, Dynamical Bias In The Coin Toss [PDF] came out in 2009 by a group from Stanford...

Neutrinos that travel faster than light

Since I have been asked about this twice now, I’ve decided to write up this note about what’s going on lately in the world of neutrino physics. What is a neutrino? A neutrino is...