In today’s culture, all you have to do is not be an asshole to be a hero.

# Author: Chris Ferrie

# Chapter 4: Academic Endgame

Time to go back and unlock all the achievements.

# Foray into multidisciplinary research

Nearly two years later, it is finally published: Explaining quantum correlations through evolution of causal models. This was a truly … More

# What does it mean to excel at math?

“In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” ― John von Neumann

# The power of simulation: birthday paradox

The birthday paradox goes… in a room of 23 people there is a 50-50 chance that two of them share … More

# The power of silence

It is too easy to get trapped into the mentality that—because you know better—you can instantly fix a child’s problem. So why is it that resistance follows? Hint: it’s because you are not listening.

# Milking a new theory of physics

For the first time, physicists have found a new fundamental state of cow, challenging the current standard model. Coined the … More

# No one is going to take you seriously

I make jokes. I do scientist. I make jokes while doing science.

# My visit to a Chinese kindergarten class

I think this means it went well.

# How quantum mechanics turned me into a Bayesian

A few elder-statesmen of quantum theory gathered together while a handful of students listened in eagerly. Paraphrasing, one of them—quite seriously—said, “I don’t think any of the interpretations are logically consistent… but there is this ‘transactional interpretation’, where influences come from the future, that might be the only consistent one.” The students nodded their heads in agreement—I walked away.