Fascinating videos for the day

: time crystals created in quantum computers.
>Sounds a bit a like resonance in classical physics to me, but it is definitely not the same.

youtube.com/watch?v=ieDIpgso4n

: super massive black holes.
>We don't know their origin story yet

youtube.com/watch?v=oTC6OXSafR

: Google's lamda
> Large language models are not sentient, yet. It is just marketing.

youtube.com/watch?v=iBouACLc-h

mag announces breakthrough of the year 2020.

vis.sciencemag.org/breakthroug

COVID-19 vaccine efforts wins it hands down. Runners-up in climate, biotech, astrophysics, physics and neuroscience.

Holiday themed dad joke 

"Upcoming seminar"

Tuesday 25 December, 12.00 am
🦌 Rudolph T.R.N. Reindeer, Institute for High Arctic Activities

Title: Applications of near-infrared luminescence from a tip-mounted emission source 🔴

Contact 🤶 S. Claus if you would like to meet with the speaker.

SciComm 

In addition to harnessing the power of social media to spread news of our work, we can better communicate to the general public what we have done and why it matters...

A significance statement is not supposed to be a plain-language repeat of the abstract. The statements must answer without jargon:

1) The purpose of the work
2) Key findings, and why do they matter?
3) What follow-up science is suggested (optional)?

doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-20-0203.

Astro 

An intermediate sized black-hole.

BHs of mass 10^2–10^5  M⊙, more massive than stellar mass BHs and lighter than supermassive BHs (SMBHs), are traditionally designated IMBHs. A conclusive observation of these objects has thus far remained elusive, despite indirect evidence.

GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150  M⊙ (solar mass).
doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.12

P.S.: The paper has two software citations, inc. 😄

Social Media Ethics for the Meteorologist, Mulvey et al.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (2020)
doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0226

... avoid the three “A’s”—admonish, advise, or apologize—because these characteristics will only invite additional and perhaps harsher responses. If you are wrong, admit it, but do not apologize for expressing your well-thought-out post. Responses, if deemed necessary, should be well thought-out but rapid, brief, informative, friendly, and firm.

about Aristotle's wheel paradox. Simple and mind-boggling at the same time.

: watchnebula.com/videos/up-and-

YT/Invidious: invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

is also a decent creator, deserves more attention. She covers topics in in general.

FediScience.org

Fediscience is the social network for scientists.