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The thermodynamics of heat engines, refrigerators, and heat pumps is often thought to be firmly the how to get rid of ants in ur house domain of large classical systems, or put more carefully, systems that have a very large number of degrees of how to get rid of ants in ur house freedom such that thermal effects dominate over quantum effects. Nevertheless, there is thriving field devoted to the study—both experimental and theoretical—of the thermodynamics of machines that use small quantum systems how to get rid of ants in ur house as the working substance.

Anyway, I stumbled on it because, as you may know, I’ve been thinking (in my 21st-meets-18th century way) about heat engines a lot over the last five years how to get rid of ants in ur house since I showed how to make them from (quantum) black holes, when embedded in extended gravitational thermodynamics. I’ve written it all down in blog posts before, so go look if interested ( here and here).

In particular, it was when working on a project I wrote about how to get rid of ants in ur house here that I stumbled on quantum heat engines, and got thinking about their power and efficiency. It was while working on that project that I had how to get rid of ants in ur house a very happy thought: could I show that holographic heat engines (the kind I make using black holes) -at least a class of them- are actually, in some regime, quantum heat engines? That would be potentially super-useful and, of course, super-fun.

About 2-3 (ish) years ago, I was asked to visit the disney/marvel mothership in burbank for a meeting. I was ushered into the inner workings of the MCU, past a statue of the newly acquired spidey, and into a room. Present were christopher markus and stephen mcfeely, the writers of several MCU projects including infinity war and how to get rid of ants in ur house endgame, as well anthony russo, of the directing team, and several producers. The infinity gauntlet was literally on the table.

We were there to talk about lots of aspects of how to get rid of ants in ur house the science of the MCU and in particular those two how to get rid of ants in ur house movies. They laid out many confidential aspects of the story, and I tried to help where I could, giving lots of advice and suggestions, and following up later with extra notes. (you’ve seen the results of some of this on screen how to get rid of ants in ur house in those movies – also others, like thor: ragnarok.)

Obviously I’ve told nobody about the details ever since, even declining to be interviewed generally about the use of how to get rid of ants in ur house a certain aspect of science in movies lest it be how to get rid of ants in ur house interpreted as an endgame spoiler by those who know I how to get rid of ants in ur house sometimes consult for MCU. But now the movie has been out for a week, and they and others of the MCU creative team are how to get rid of ants in ur house discussing the details in interviews, so I think it is safe to be involved too. So, here is a very nice SPOILER-filled interview with the writers where they talk about the how to get rid of ants in ur house choices they made, with guidance from some physicists. I am one of the physicists they mentioned – yes, they talked to other scientists too, which makes a lot of sense*.

Well, I’m off to get six hours of sleep before the how to get rid of ants in ur house big announcement tomorrow! The event horizon telescope teams are talking about an announcement how to get rid of ants in ur house of “groundbreaking” results tomorrow at 13:00 CEST. Given that they set out to “image” the event horizon of a black hole, this suggests ( suggests) that they are going to announce some landmark on that how to get rid of ants in ur house stated mission. We shall have to see what they say. See here.

I’ve been asked a lot by press people for my how to get rid of ants in ur house thoughts over the last couple of days. I’ve no inside knowledge, and do not want to over-promise on what the results could be, so I’ve not said much. I just sent off some remarks to one outlet, and since they are lengthy and late I expect they how to get rid of ants in ur house won’t be used. So I’ll record them here. Also, it’ll be amusing to see them alongside whatever it is how to get rid of ants in ur house I think once the results are announced! So here goes:

While we confirmed the existence of black holes and studied how to get rid of ants in ur house their properties in so many ways, nothing beats a direct observation. The event horizon project aims to effectively image the horizon how to get rid of ants in ur house of a black hole on the background of the glowing how to get rid of ants in ur house matter that surrounds it! It’s rather like seeing the shots fired as well as how to get rid of ants in ur house the smoking gun.

The shape of the horizon itself is important to determine. We know what it should be like if our best how to get rid of ants in ur house theory of gravity -einstein’s general relativity- is true. Deviations from that would be a stunning result. But before even worrying about that, it is important to check whether the sharp region corresponding how to get rid of ants in ur house to the edge of the horizon is even there. Establishing that something less than sharp is there could also how to get rid of ants in ur house spark a revolution in our understanding of what lies in how to get rid of ants in ur house those strong gravity regions we believe to be black holes. Could there be some alternative that acts like a black how to get rid of ants in ur house hole, being massive and compact, but deep down is quite different – no sharp horizon? This will help rule that possibility in or out.

The answer to those questions depends upon what is announced! Either way there’ll be genuine and justified excitement. We’ll either have confirmation of the core property of a how to get rid of ants in ur house black hole -the existence of and nature of its horizon- confirming general relativity (GR) or we’ll have a result that suggests something new and surprising how to get rid of ants in ur house about the massive compact centers of the galaxies being studied how to get rid of ants in ur house (our milky way and our neighbor M87) – maybe telling us that black holes behave differently from what how to get rid of ants in ur house we know from GR. Either way it will be a huge result.

A lot of my research time is spent thinking about how to get rid of ants in ur house black holes and understanding their properties in various situations in how to get rid of ants in ur house theoretical physics. They are central to a lot of core ideas. More confirmation that they are real objects with the expected how to get rid of ants in ur house properties is great to have. On the other hand, I also hope that black holes can one day provide how to get rid of ants in ur house a window into how the physics of space and time how to get rid of ants in ur house works beyond where einstein’s GR can go. Work such as string theory (one of the things I work on) tries to go beyond einstein in seeking how to combine how to get rid of ants in ur house quantum physics and gravity. Such a combination will ultimately produce deviations from what einstein’s theory tells us. But the issue is that we do not know robustly how to get rid of ants in ur house where such deviations would show up. The theory is not predictive enough in that regard. Deviations from GR beginning to show up near a supermassive how to get rid of ants in ur house black hole (although I’d expect it to be a long shot that this how to get rid of ants in ur house is the announcement!) would be a huge boost for that thread of investigation, and may provide much needed clues for how to tackle how to get rid of ants in ur house the whole “beyond einstein” program.

It has been a little while since I wrote here how to get rid of ants in ur house and not since last month when it was also last how to get rid of ants in ur house year, so let’s break that stretch. It was not a stretch of entire quiet, as those of you who follow on social media know how to get rid of ants in ur house (twitter, instagram, facebook… see the sidebar for links), but I do know some of you don’t directly on social media, so I apologise for the neglect.

The fact is that I’ve been rather swamped with several things, including various duties that were time consuming. Many of them I can’t talk about, since they are not for public consumption (this ranges from being a science advisor on various things how to get rid of ants in ur house – some of which will be coming at you later in how to get rid of ants in ur house the year, to research projects that I’d rather not talk about yet, to sitting on various committees doing the service work that how to get rid of ants in ur house most academics do that helps the whole enterprise keep afloat). The most time-consuming of the ones I can talk about is probably how to get rid of ants in ur house being on the search committee for an astrophysics job for how to get rid of ants in ur house which we have an opening here at USC. This is exciting since it means that we’ll have a new colleague soon, doing exciting things in one of a variety of exciting how to get rid of ants in ur house areas in astrophysics. Which area still is to be determined, since we’ve to finish the search yet. But it did involve reading through a very large number how to get rid of ants in ur house of applications (cvs, cover letters, statements of research plans, teaching philosophies, letters of recommendation, etc), and meeting several times with colleagues to narrow things down how to get rid of ants in ur house to a (remarkable) short list… then hosting visitors/interviewees, arrangement meetings, and so forth. It is rather draining, while at the same time being very exciting since it how to get rid of ants in ur house marks a new beginning! It has been a while since we hired in this how to get rid of ants in ur house area in the department, and there’s optimism that this marks a beginning of a re-invigoration for certain research areas here.

Physics research projects have been on my mind a lot, of course. I remain very excited abut the results that I reported how to get rid of ants in ur house on in a post back in june, and I’ve been working on new ways of building on them. (actually, I did already do a followup paper that I did how to get rid of ants in ur house not write about here. For those who are interested, it is a whole new way of defining a new how to get rid of ants in ur house generalisation of something called the rényi entropy, that may be of interest to people in many fields, from quantum information to string theory. I ought to do a post, since it is a rather nice construction that could be how to get rid of ants in ur house useful in ways I’ve not thought of!) I’ve been doing some new explorations of how to exploit how to get rid of ants in ur house the central results in useful ways: finding a direct link between the second law of thermodynamics how to get rid of ants in ur house and properties of RG flow in quantum field theory ought how to get rid of ants in ur house to have several consequences beyond the key one I spelled how to get rid of ants in ur house out in the paper with rosso (that zamolodchikov’s C-theorem follows). Im particular, I want to sharpen it even further in terms of how to get rid of ants in ur house something following from heat engine constraints, as I’ve been aiming to do for a while. (see the post for links to earlier posts about the how to get rid of ants in ur house ‘holographic heat engines” and their role.)

You might be wondering how the garden is doing, since that’s something I post about here from time to time. Well, right now there is an on-going deluge of rain (third day in a row) that is a pleasure to see. The photo at the top of the page is one how to get rid of ants in ur house I took a few days ago when the sky was how to get rid of ants in ur house threatening the downpours we’re seeing now. The rain and the low click to continue reading this how to get rid of ants in ur house post →

I’m late to the party. Yes, I use the word party, because the outpouring of commentary noting the passing of stan how to get rid of ants in ur house lee has been, rightly, marked with a sense of celebration of his contributions to how to get rid of ants in ur house our culture. Celebration of a life full of activity. In the spirit of a few of the “what were you doing when you heard…” stories I’ve heard, involving nice coincidences and ironies, I’ve got one of my own. I’m not exactly sure when I heard the announcement on how to get rid of ants in ur house monday, but I noticed today that it was also on monday how to get rid of ants in ur house that I got an email giving me some news* about the piece I wrote about the black panther earlier how to get rid of ants in ur house this year for the publication the conversation. The piece is about the (then) pending big splash the movie about the character (co-created by stan lee in the 60s) was about to make in the larger culture, the reasons for that, and why it was also a tremendous opportunity for science. For science? Yes, because, as I said there:

Improving science education for all is a core endeavor in how to get rid of ants in ur house a nation’s competitiveness and overall health, but outcomes are limited if people aren’t inspired to take an interest in science in the how to get rid of ants in ur house first place. There simply are not enough images of black scientists – male or female – in our media and entertainment to help inspire. Many people from underrepresented groups end up genuinely believing that how to get rid of ants in ur house scientific investigation is not a career path open to them.

Moreover, many people still see the dedication and study needed to how to get rid of ants in ur house excel in science as “nerdy.” A cultural injection of black panther heroics could help continue how to get rid of ants in ur house to erode the crumbling tropes that science is only for how to get rid of ants in ur house white men or reserved for people with a special “science gene.”

And here we are many months later, and I was delighted to see that people did get how to get rid of ants in ur house a massive dose of science inspiration from T’challa and his sister shuri, and the whole of the wakanda nation, not just in black panther, but also in the avengers: infinity war movie a short while after.

But my larger point here is that so much of how to get rid of ants in ur house this goes back to stan lee’s work with collaborators in not just making “relatable” superheroes, as you’ve heard said so many times — showing their flawed human side so much more than the how to get rid of ants in ur house dominant superhero trope (represented by superman, wonder woman, batman, etc.,) allowed for at the time — but making science and scientists be at the forefront of how to get rid of ants in ur house much of it. So many of the characters either were scientists (banner (hulk), richards (mr.Fantastic), T’challa (blackpanther), pym (ant man), stark (ironman), etc) or used science actively to solve problems (e.G. Parker/spiderman).

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