Oddly enough, but not that surprising considering the prevalence of pi in nature, researchers from the University of Rochester reached the same formula while they were computing the quantum mechanical energy stats of hydrogen.
A&P’s downfall began in the 1950s, because it was slow to adopt the modern supermarket format, which typically involved a wide variety of branded goods and products, advertising and building stores in the suburbs, said Paul Ellickson, a professor at University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.
[Carl] Hagen turned to his colleague, mathematics professor Tamar Friedmann, who found that they could derive Wallis’s infinite product from the ratio of the approximate energies to the exact energies.
If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.
I’m good at abstracting things. It’s part of my job description as a theoretical astrophysicist. This weekend, however, I spent much of my time restraining that impulse. I didn’t want to hide in the comfort of a million-year perspective or the view from 30,000 light-years.
Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for pi, everyone’s favourite irrational number, and quantum mechanics. At least one mathematician has pronounced the discovery “a cunning piece of magic.”
University of Rochester’s Junior Samir LeSage’s lost one of his closest friends in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. He spoke about the tragedy Sunday night on campus with his classmates.
Two UR physicists, Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland, along with two post-doctoral researchers and a former graduate student are among the 1,370 physicists who this week were awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their work on neutrinos.