Less is More?

Last week, I wrote way too much about quantum teleportation. In response, several different people (not just you John!) suggested that instead of trying to explain such a complex topic, I should start with something smaller. Like quantum entanglement, which you really have to understand before you can appreciate teleportation. So I set out to write a small primer on quantum entanglement.

Then, after several paragraphs of explaining the background information you need to appreciate entanglement, I realized I’d need to take yet a further step back.

All this is to say, meet my new goal for WLOG blog: For the rest of the year, my new goal is to keep all my posts under 500 words. Stop laughing! I think I can do it. But wish me luck– this goes against the very nature of my being as a Stony Brook Babbler….

“An Awesome Kind of Busy”

That’s how an old professor of mine described grad school to me once, when I asked him whether or not grad students were busier than undergraduates. I’m beginning to discover what he must have meant.

This is partly to say that I apologize for not having updated the blog the last few days. I have several homework assignments I’m working on at the moment and a test to prepare for next week, so while I have several draft posts being saved up, you probably won’t see them until next Monday or Tuesday. Heck, when I tried to throw up a small post late last night just to keep the content slightly fresh, I wound up, erm…wishing that I had chosen to do it in a slightly less-groggy, more proofreading-inclined state, to say the least. It didn’t make me feel as embarrassed as this guy, but fairly close.

To get back on the subject of “an awesome kind of busy,” however, let me at least reassure you that I’m not just neglecting the blog for pointless practice problems. That’s not “awesome busy,” that’s just “busy.”

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