I will try to write about my very exciting life as much as possible

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I have been sleeping on the floor for about a week. I do this for a couple of reasons. One, it is good for me (physically), I think. Two, I have some superstitions associated with sleeping on the floor. If they are confirmed, you will find out what they are.

I also decided last night that one of my favorite blues song is the greatest blue song ever. Contact me if you want to listen to it.

I am finally working on my motorcycle. Hopefully it will be fixed by next week.

I am also excited about an up coming trip. Last three weeks of August I plan to spend hiking. I am tired of road trips, I need a nature trip.

Monday, May 31, 2004

It occurred to me a couple of days ago that at least two people read this blog. I thank them for making the effort, and apologize for rarely posting.

Imagine if all the fundamental particles were infinitely small (and we think that they are), then an infinite number of these particles would be needed to create a universe that is finite size. So the paradox is, how can the basic building blocks be infinitely small when things (like your table and chair) have finite sizes? And if that is the case then how big are the fundamental building blocks? How big is an electron?

The resolution is in a fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics. The Hiesenberg uncertainty principle (dx dp > h) resolves this great paradox of nature. The uncertainty principle basically states that precise measure of a particle's momentum disturbs its position in space or wise versa. An example: if you measure the momentum of an electron to a high precision, then you know the much less about it's position. This principle is empirical not derived, so take it on faith!

By the principle above, if a momentum-measurement is made on a point particle then the particle exists in space as a wave. And so a infinitely small particle takes a finite size when measured. The uncertainty principle allows us to have infinitely small particle and a finite size world!

As an example lets talk about the attom. If the electron-orbit was too close to the nucleus then it would have a low position-uncertainty, and would have a very large momentum spread. If it was too far then it would be a free particle. And so, there is minimum uncertan electron-orbit is a hundred thousand times larger than the nucleus.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Last night I finally understood the concept of 'love', it's really neat! I am currently working on three different things; writing some problems for a test, working on a take home exam, and trying to structure my thoughts on love properly. By the end of the week I will also have a Master of Arts in Physics. Even-though it is a terminal degree (I am kicked out of grad school for making bad grades), it makes me happy to have a degree that has the word 'art' in it, for strictly silly reasons! Well, this leaves the future uncertain. Ahh, so many possibilities, so much to do.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

This will be my first post in two months, and so I can safley assume that no one is reading this blog anymore. But, I am happy to anounce that, I found some new pants two weeks ago.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

I am about to go to Savers (a corporate thrift store) to get some pant. It's been two years since, I bought my last pair, which I am wearing right now. They have massive holes around the knees, and a tiny one near the crotch area. I have looked everywhere for pants last couple of months, I can never find my size. Check back on the blog in three hours and you will find out if I found some pants. And pray form me.

Monday, December 22, 2003

The time passed rapidly in continuous drunkenness. Not much has happened since my last post beside the utter abuse of substance. I found out that I made a solid A in my Electrodynamics final, only the second in graduate school. This just assures me that I can possibly do well as a physicist. Tonight I will start working on Quantum Zeno's Paradox. This is a very controversial subject currently. Unfortunately, my qualifying presentation will be on it. I have a little over a month to become somewhat of an expert at it. Electrodynamics is one thing (I am compared with my local peers), now with Zeno the comparison will be global.

I hate to bore everyone with my rambling on physics but only that can be on my mind for next six weeks. I better start....

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Do other people have trouble with working this thing?
So I finally figured out how to use this damn thing, I think. I was pretty hungover all day today. I am drinking again right now, cuz we have all this beer leftover from the party last night. I have to work all day tomorrow, and talk with my adviser, who leaving for India on Thursday. I have a lot of work to do this break, hopefully Astin won't become a ghost town, I need some people to drink with on the Christmas day.

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