My name is Joshua. I am a physics major aspiring to be a theoretical physicist. I find immense beauty in mathematics and as such post, mostly reblog, a lot of mathematics and physics. However, this still remains a personal blog, rather than being aimed at one particular subject.
everything with mass
can be condensed
to a point until
and in that, I guess
I do have a black hole
screaming into space for
something to fill the void—
gaping like a tear in the dark
between the constellations
of my moonstone ribcage
my heart was too big you see
and when it broke, it collapsed
into a single point of infinite density
such heaviness in my chest
blanketed in cigarette nebulae
and once I love you, it’s already over—
the event horizon is at my fingertips
"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."
"Write. Write until it stops hurting."
vaccinate your damn kids
Before we embark on this quest [to determine the exponentiality of quantum states], we’ll need to arm ourselves with some complexity classes. I know, I know: we have all these complexity classes, and they seem kind of esoteric. Maybe it’s just a bad historical accident that we use all these acronyms to express our ideas, rather than coming up with sexy names like “black hole,” “quark,” or “supersymmetry” as a physicist would… There are these staggering, mind-bending mysteries about truth, proof, computers, physics, and the very limits of the knowable, and for ease of reference, we bottle the mysteries up using inscrutable sequences of three or four capital letters.
Maybe we shouldn’t do that. But we’re going to do it anyway, starting with QMA (Quantum Merlin-Arthur), the quantum generalization of MA."
I just spent 10 minutes trying to decide if it was worth it to walk through a room full of people to get to my professor’s office.
I decided I would just email him.
I love it when you learn something in class that connects to something you learned outside of class and you see the dots connecting.
"This sounds kind of like… woah."