Tag Archives: Physics

Tim Nguyen: The Perturbative Approach to Path Integrals

In this video, Tim Nguyen gives an awesome explanation of part of a subject that Richard Feynman once claimed, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.” Continue reading

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Clayton Shonkwiler: Research Seminar on Applications of Geometry and Topology to Random Walks

Clayton Shonkwiler gives an advanced seminar on applications of geometry and topology to random walks/polygons and polymer physics. Continue reading

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Can an atom have two nuclei? An inquisitive child wants to know!

My 7-year-old daughter, Autumn, recently asked, “Can an atom have two cores (two nuclei)?” Wait, everyone knows that an atom can have only one nucleus. What a silly question. Or is it? Continue reading

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Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler: An Advanced Perspective

In this episode, Clayton Shonkwiler discusses random polygons at a graduate level, including why roughly 84% of all triangles are obtuse. Continue reading

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Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler talks about Polymer Science

In this episode, we meet Clayton Shonkwiler, a mathematician from Colorado State University, who talks to us about applications of geometry and topology to the study of random polygons and polymer science. Continue reading

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