Archive for December, 2019

The Best of the Physics arXiv Blog 2019

Friday, December 27th, 2019

The most popular arXivblog stories of 2019 …

1. A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality

2. After 4000 years, mathematician discovers a simple proof for solving any quadratic equation

3. Sorry, graphene—borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

4. “Magic: The Gathering” is officially the world’s most complex game

5. The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

6. Neural net solves three-body problem 100 million times faster than conventional solvers

7. Machine learning reveals exactly how much of a Shakespeare play was written by someone else

8. A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

9. First sighting of a natural biomolecule behaving as a quantum wave

10. Neural net reads and then automatically deciphers lost language Linear B

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 22 December, 2019)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Origin of Earth’s Water: Sources and Constraints

Can We Travel to the Past? Irreversible Physics Along Closed Timelike Curves

Tools for Mathematical Ludology

Applications of Near-Term Photonic Quantum Computers: Software and Algorithms

Rethinking Superdeterminism

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 8 December, 2019)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

A Simple Proof of the Quadratic Formula

Quantum Gravity in the Lab: Teleportation by Size and Traversable Wormholes

Relative contributions of Shakespeare and Fletcher in Henry VIII: An Analysis Based on Most Frequent Words and Most Frequent Rhythmic Patterns

Spotting Insects from Satellites: Modeling the Presence of Culicoides Imicola Through Deep CNNs

Time Travel Paradoxes and Multiple Histories

Quantum-Chemistry Based Design of Halobenzene Derivatives With Augmented Affinities for the HIV-1 viral G4/C16 Base-Pair

Experimentally Demonstration of the Repulsive Casimir Force in the Gold-Cyclohexane-PTFE System