Guest Post: Phillip Helbig reviews “Lost in Math”
11 November 2018 | 10:55 am

[Phillip Helbig worked in cosmology and gravitational lensing at Hamburg and Jodrell Bank Observatories and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. Although no longer employed in academia, he regularly attends conferences and writes book reviews for The Observatory, as well as the occasional journal paper. Phillip is a regular commenter on this blog.] I've read a huge number of popular-science

Self-driving car rewarded for speed learns to spin in circles. Or, how science works like a neural net.
10 November 2018 | 1:18 pm

When I write about problems with the current organization of scientific research, I like to explain that science is a self-organizing, adaptive system. Unfortunately, that’s when most people stop reading because they have no idea what the heck I am talking about. I now realized there is a better way to explain it, one which has the added benefit of raising the impression that it’s both a new

I'm hiring: Postdoc In Quantum Foundations in Frankfurt, Germany
8 November 2018 | 10:26 am

I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join me and my small group at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies for a project in quantum foundations. This postdoc position is a two year scholarship supported by the Franklin Fetzer Fund. The research project-bound, ie the candidate will work on a particular topic under my supervision. The position comes with a modest travel budget.


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