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No. 118

Bruins in Science

UCLA Physics prof Zvi Bern cowrote the cover article of Scientific American, detailing the use of unitarity (sort of a conservation of probability) to do an end-run around Feynman diagram calculations.

UCLA has long had an imbalance in its Nobel/Ig Nobel ratio on the faculty. This is being rectified in a small way by the addition of psychologist Daniel Oppenheimer, who has been stolen away from Princeton. Oppenheimer's Ig Nobel Prize was for his discovery that "people who use longer words actually appear less intelligent than those who don’t."
Tags: physics, science, ucla

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