Archive for January, 2007

Which Sci-Fi writer am I?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 29, 2007 by quantummoxie

OK, this (like a few other things on this blog) is courtesy of The Pontiff

I am:

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

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Erwin is watching you….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 25, 2007 by quantummoxie


(Think of an Arnold – Ahnuld! – accent when reading this since, after all, they’re both Austrian).

Quantum biology

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 18, 2007 by quantummoxie

Well, as my friends all know, I’m very good a beating dead horses. So, continuing my on-again-off-again rant about why people entering medicine should know some physics, here is a recent article from BiologyNews.net about a recent discovery in the burgeoning field of quantum biology. Note that the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health was one of the partner institutions on this project. Thus physics has proven important enough to medicine to extend beyond pure academia and has received some attention from public health researchers.

Word Games

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 11, 2007 by quantummoxie

Continuing with the “games” theme, here is an online version of one of my favorite word games, Quiddler. Names of psychiatrists who specialize in obsessive compulsive behavior are not included.

Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 7, 2007 by quantummoxie

Now this is cool. I’ll be testing the pedagogical usefulness this spring in my QM class and potentially my General Physics class as well (we do a brief overview of quantum physics). I’ve always wanted to create a game that taught quantum mechanics or some other aspect of physics. My mother used to use games as pedagogical tools to teach French (she’s retired).