In tumultuous times, turn to science

This year has been weird, that’s for sure. But aside from the stress and change, it’s also brought a new and interesting opportunity for me that I thought I would share: In my spare time, I’ve been writing scripts for the YouTube channel SciShow on a freelance basis. If you want a break from doomscrolling, check out my first six episodes below. Stay safe!

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All in the Corners

As a quantum theorist, I spend a lot of time thinking about high-dimensional spaces. These are the playgrounds for quantum many-body systems, and they are vast. The technical name is a Hilbert space, and it’s the space of complex vectors with the additional structure of a way to put vectors together (called an inner product). Hilbert space is big (see “The Curse of Dimensionality”), but the usable area for quantum theory is often much smaller.…

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Jeremy Côté 2020-11-22 09:42:29

How to pick a random unit vector. As a quantum theorist, I spend a lot of time thinking about high-dimensional spaces. These are the playgrounds for quantum many-body systems, and they are vast. The technical name is a Hilbert space, and it’s the space of complex vectors with the additional structure of a way to put vectors together (called an inner product). Hilbert space is big (see “The Curse of Dimensionality”), but the usable area…

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