Dr. Dave Goldberg
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9/12/19
8:46 PM
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I don’t even know how to respond. Frozen Twix are amazing. The caramel ribbon becomes a snappy toffee and the cold chocolate... just amazing. Ditto with Milky Way. Come Halloween, I always extract both of those as candy tax from my kids and they go immediately into the freezer.

2/1/19
6:26 AM
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‘Why not? More guys should be bi, it’s 2018, it’s like “get over yourselves”.’

9/30/17
1:21 PM
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Even assuming only a few weeks on average per reboot (a few lasted a few minutes, a few lasted 6 months), several decades will have passed on earth. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the show somehow synchronized us with the earth clock at some point.

11/10/15
2:34 PM
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Oh my god, yes. Shut up about “the big guy” and “your cousin” and all that already. We get it.

6/26/14
11:31 AM
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Shoot me an email (askaphysicist@io9.com) to keep it on my radar, and I'll see if I can make it work.

6/25/14
6:49 PM
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Not clear. There's a lot of free parameters in the Standard Model, and we don't know where they come from. It's unlikely that the LHC is going to give us much more than relatively precisely values of the constants, not a unifying theory as to their origin.

6/25/14
1:48 PM
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Well, Dark Energy is absolutely consistent with a cosmological constant or alternately, a fluid with a pressure equal to the negative of the energy density. These two options produce identical behavior with regards to expansion, and are quite testable insofar as we can probe the expansion at different epochs.

6/25/14
11:54 AM
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It's more a statement that the _laws_ aren't changing with time. The expansion of the universe is just a consequence of General Relativity. While Noether originally formulated her theorem in terms of special relativity (flat background, no expansion), it's easy enough (but scary mathematically) to generalize to an

6/25/14
11:50 AM
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You sure? I've been very surprised (and quite disappointed) when polling physics majors, grad students, even professional physicists. The name tends to ring a bell, but unless they work in particle physics, they often can't quite recall her real contribution.

6/25/14
11:37 AM
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I was wondering what fraction of the comments would be about the title (and more generally how many would say that they _did_ know who Noether was). I'm pleased that the comment fraction is currently 100%. 50% after I press enter.