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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    Thanks... I try. I do have one other that I find worthy of posting, but it is not any traditional form. It is completely modernistic free verse, technically speaking... I was mostly thinking of the new linear accelerator that will be coming, but also a tribute to linear accelerators in...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    I am glad you liked it, marcus. I would also add that my selection of a winter theme was not by chance. Since cold, nonpertrubative QCD is involved, and the process is low energy, I picked a winter theme. The haiku does require a season to be selected, traditionally.
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    Here is a short haiku I have written that I will share. I was frustrated at the time by my inability to nail down a good mass for the sigma meson in a meson-tetraquark-glueball mixing scheme, and also by the overabundance of spurion and a wide range of experimental data that did not agree well...
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    How will Trouble do in September?

    I just call it dumb luck, but then again the law of large numbers would suggest that dumb luck doesn't strike this many times in a row... I will have to look for it. I am not a library director any more, and I have since moved to a new town. I happen to be in the new library right now on...
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    How will Trouble do in September?

    Yes, congrats Ed! I was curious how this would turn out, and I see that the mark on Sept 1 was right where I thought it would be, but the rules were rightfully changed and I do like the new system even though I missed by 0.26. That still seems a respectable closeness, though... I have been...
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    How will Trouble do in September?

    Well, what can I say... the nobility of self-sacrifice... :cry: LOL
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    How will Trouble do in September?

    I made sure to order the library a copy of "Trouble" off of Amazon before my departure. I hope I helped the salesrank... :biggrin:
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    How will Trouble do in September?

    This is bizzarre behavior indeed, though the explanation isn't too unexpected. The resonance idea could prove true in some respects. The idea that buyers of the latest alternative-approach type of work will rehash the previous iterations and, hence, boost sales of the previous works of...
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    Smolin impact ratio in July

    I am not aware that our smaller group is listed yet on the main MARIACHI website. I will have to check and see if they added us. Otherwise, our website should also be up by the end of summer. You could also visit my own website, where I have posted a short blog and some details that are...
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    Smolin impact ratio in July

    I know, its funny though. Maybe someone should invent a quantum theory of physics book sales in market fluctuation... hahaha Although plans are still in flux at the moment, the head of MARIACHI-CPS insists that I have been guaranteed a spot in the collaboration regardless of where I go or...
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    Smolin impact ratio in July

    you are so incredibly lucky, marcus... the law of large numbers was, i think, supposed to be on my side here! it was a quantum fluctuation in book buying habits - lol well, i'll have to take another stab at it... i might as well announce it here rather than anywhere else as i'm not...
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    Smolin impact ratio in July

    Dahhh... It will bounce back to 1.0 just in time. This is just a correction, i.e. regression to the mean, for the last week of 1.0-plus activity... (crosses fingers)
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    I hate my parents

    Well, it surely must be sucky to have to choose to hate your parents... If having the state raise all our children is the alternative, then I think I'd like to stick with the already sucky "family" system and take my chances, rather than turn it over to the even suckier "Big Brother/Nanny...
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    Why f0(600) is not seen on lattice computations?

    Well known in the sense that everybody was talking about it for a long time after Tornqvist et al brought it back as a recognized resonance of sorts... if you mean it is well known experimentally, I would say not really. There have been plenty of experiments on it, but they tend to produce low...
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    Why f0(600) is not seen on lattice computations?

    Considering the f0(600)/sigma meson has a width that is generally larger than its mass, I find it no surprise that it doesn't emerge in lattice QCD. Not only that, but you realize that if a "particle" has a width larger than its mass, it is by definition entirely "virtual". There is some...
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