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What are Effective Field Theories?
The quantum world is governed by a large number of different energy or length scales, as clearly seen in the hydrogen atom, where an essentially point like electron is bound to a proton. The post What are Effective Field Theories? first appeared on Fiftee…
An introduction to “Big Data and the Welfare State”
A central function of the state is to provide insurance against the vagaries of life and markets, such as accidents, ill health, old age, or unemployment. Collectively, these mandatory risk pooling arrangements are known as social insurance, or the welfar…
I Want to Save the World!
My co-authors and I were having our first meeting with Sara Epperson, Yale’s Director of Digital Education, to discuss our proposal to record a Coursera online class based on our then-upcoming textbook “Introduction to Medical Software: Founda…
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