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The God Patent by Ransom Stephens
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Apr 05, 15

bookshelves: fiction, scifi, scifi-fantasy
Read on November 28, 2013

The author gave a talk on experimental physics and the contributions of the under-acclaimed Emmy Noether at one of the local Science Cafés. The chat was a bit too dense to accumulate all at once, but helped clarify contemporary physics somewhat. Featured — and quite intriguing — was the role of Noether's theorem in the exploration of symmetry and the derivation of... er... the laws that are, uh, implied? By that symmetry. Or something. Gauge theories were also mentioned, and we ended up with Higgs and his eponymous field and boson.

If Kurzweil is right and I end up living forever, I swear I'm going to study math until I get this stuff. But Tensor algebra comes first, just because the name sounds so cool.

Oh yeah... "Tensor algebra"... yum...
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“Oh well, he mused to himself, if you love something, let it go, if it doesn't come back, then simulate it in software.”"
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