Few courses are better

At the end of the semester, in order to see their grades, students at the Weizmann Institute must complete an online survey about each course they participated in. The survey asks questions about both the course and the teachers, and the results are then shown in a “previously, on ‘Topics in Holomorphy’ ”-styled section in … More Few courses are better

Busted by Google

I am currently reading Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. It’s a rather spectacular book, and I encourage all scientists among you to read it, if you haven’t already. It has awakened a sort of awe towards discovery in me, and the naivety of curiosity. Of course, non-scientists are welcome to read it … More Busted by Google

Binary music

Overall, there is a lot of information stored on our computers. Take a new machine, straight from the box, and install an operating system on it. That might take several GB of space. That’s quite a vast quantity of bits. Why not do something productive with them (apart, of course, from having them run your … More Binary music