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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

The topic of stochastic processes is very valuable in real physics research, yet it is barely mentioned much less taught in the typical physics curriculum (at least in the USA). How did you, ...
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Should we cancel the fortnightly chat session in the Physics chat room?

I think we should cancel it. I've been pretty active in chat for the last several months, and I haven't once seen the chat session used as a special event. If anything, it usually falls on a time ...
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What was your impression of the first "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) event?

I enjoyed the chat session and I will certainly attend future AMAs. I've long felt the chat room is an underused resource and it was nice to see the chat room so lively. But ... (there's always a but ...
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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

thanks very much for accepting the invited speaker invitation as the 1st guest! here are some miscellaneous mostly not-so-formal questions that may be of interest to others, partly based on your own (...
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Ask Me Anything: 22nd August

How come you don't like python? Do you think that C++ has advantages for scientific computing in particular?
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Ask Me Anything: 22nd August

What role has religion/theology played in your studies?
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What was your impression of the first "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) event?

Even if sadly I could not attend, I had the impression from the post-session comments that it was not so easy to follow the Q-As because of the "background noise" made by side comments, or ...
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What format should we use for Physics Stack Exchange Ask Me Anything events?

Free-for-all We could just open the chat room for any and all questions from users and answers from the guest. How would the guest keep track of the questions? How would participants keep track of ...
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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

Since you mentioned closed timelike curves aka "time machines": Are they likely to exist in our universe? And how could they be observationally confirmed in a universe where they exist? If you could ...
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Ask Me Anything: 22nd August

You say you're extremely curious about weak measurements. Can you explain to a quantum physicist who knows nothing about them why? What applications do you have in mind for simulating PT-symmetric ...
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What format should we use for Physics Stack Exchange Ask Me Anything events?

Interview style In this style, users submit questions ahead of time, e.g. here in the meta. A moderator (not necessarily a site moderator) filters the questions, e.g. by meta votes, and then conducts ...
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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

Maybe a discussion on geometries explaining the expansion of the universe, it's acceleration and some connections with quantum mechanics or QFT. On this basis, some thoughts on the arbitrariness of ...
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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

Since your interests are GR and Quantum Field Theory, with maybe some insight into Quantum Gravity (QG), could you summarize with some technical reasonings, what is known and what key findings are ...
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Ask Me Anything: 22nd August

Is the IBM's quantum experience worthwhile? Do they really run your code on a real quantum computer and how long does it take to get the results? Is IBM's quantum experience more for fun or can you ...
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Questions for the June 14th Ask Me Anything

What is the necessary mathematical/physical background for general relativity and quantum field theory? If you had to pick one book as an introduction to GR and one as an introduction to QFT, what ...
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Should we stop having biweekly chat sessions?

No! A thousand times no! I can't often make them, because, well, school. But I love it when I make chat sessions, and I think that while there've been some quiet ones (the one today, I see, was only ...
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Ask Me Anything: 22nd August

I have figured out your real name, and many other details you did not publish. The "The works of the Lord..." quote helped narrow down the university where you did your undergrad degree, I know you ...
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Agenda for Tuesday's chat session

In order to also have it here: We will likely discuss Chat and the moderation thereof unless no one present is interested.
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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What format should we use for Physics Stack Exchange Ask Me Anything events?

This is similar to DanielSank's idea. First a meta question is made, asking what questions should be asked to the subject of the AMA. People post their questions as answers to this meta post. Then, ...
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