Notes: A call for help

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This is (will be) a collection of my notes on various topics, inspired by Cosma Shalizi’s wonderful Notebooks. I am far from an expert on many of the topics I intend to post on, and would appreciate comments/insights and suggestions for additional references.

Here is a teaser:

  • Discrete geometry
  • Language vs. music
  • Geometric phases in physics
  • Statistical learning theory
  • Local regression and density estimation
  • Fast algorithms for proximity-based computations
  • Kernel machines
  • Probability/statistics
  • Operator algebras
  • Characteristic classes
  • Index theorems (Atiyah-Singer)
  • Riemannian geometry
  • Geometric theories of continuum mechanics
  • Harmonic oscillator and generalizations
  • Cosmology
  • Black holes and causal structure
  • Relativistic quantum field theory
  • Nonrelativistic QFT and many body theory
  • Quantum optics
  • Topological quantum field theory
  • Quantum computation
  • Topological quantum computation
  • Protein folding
  • Chirality (handedness) in chemistry and biology
  • Language and thought
  • Representation theory
  • Planetary science
  • Order of magnitude physics/Fermi problems
  • Pedagogy

Written by mkz

March 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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