Experimental Atomic Physics Group - RLE MIT
03 December 2008 @ 12:17 am
17 November 2008 @ 02:50 pm
- Two events are mutually exclusive if they cannot occur at the same time.
- The second event depends on the outcome of the first event.
- Mutual exclusivity implies that at most one of the events may occur.
- A set of events is collectively exhaustive if at least one of the events must occur.
- A doomsday event stemming from your own research is an equiprobability.
- Equipossible alternatives may be accorded equiprobabilities if nothing more is known about said events.
- If A and B are independent events, the probability of both events occurring is the product of the probabilities of the individual events
- Two events are dependent if the outcome or occurrence of the first affects the outcome or occurrence of the second so that the probability is changed.
- An impossible event is an event x with a probability Pr of zero
- The probability of saving your own mother in any world is nil.
- Probability does not change from event to event.
- Almost all consequential events in history come from the unexpected.
14 September 2008 @ 02:29 am
- I could've done it better.
- Neither Seth nor Sarah nor myself were require to go up with the payload, thankfully. That task has fallen to Dr Baldman, because apparently he's actually had NASA training. Well, he's certainly old enough.
- The main purpose of the Larger Hadron Collider is to study the limitations and the validity of the standard model, which is basically the current theory regarding the fundamental interactions among the most basic particles that make up all matter. Pretty much to study and poke at the very dense walls of quantum field theory (one of my baliwicks, so to speak).
- One of the things that the scientists working on the LHC are trying to do is prove the existence of the Higgs Boson, which is theoretically the set of particles that gives other particles mass. This is important, because it could help us understand exactly how the universe began.
- Could the LHC cause mini-blackholes and destroy the universe? Well...yes and no. While it is certainly possible that the LHC could help to create mini-blackhole, the fact that these things have an almost instantaneous rate of decay pretty much makes the possibility of them ripping the earth to pieces fairly close to zero.
- The possibility of creating destructive strangelets is also fairly low, about as low as the possibility of forming ice cubes in a piping hot bowl of soup.
- That, of course, does not rule out human error.
- That said, Mamma Mia and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 were fairly good.
10 August 2008 @ 04:41 pm
Iiiiiif anyone wants to know what Harry thinks of their character, post here.
13 July 2008 @ 08:44 pm
Ah! Yes. Seven. Seven.
Current Mood: contemplative
07 July 2008 @ 11:26 am
12 May 2008 @ 03:04 pm
- It is certainly possible that I ask too many questions.
- I do not, however, feel that this will change.
11 May 2008 @ 10:37 pm
Harry took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!
"Needs a change in his circumstances or in his rela..."
Click here to read the rest of the results.
- Fairly accurate, I suppose.