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Formerly_Me  ·  122 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

School

Right now I'm pretty exhausted. I had a late night last night studying for my probability midterm that's in two hours, so hopefully that goes well! Other than that, we've been getting really deep into logical proofs in my logic class, so seeing the underlying structure of mathematics laid out and rigorously explained has been fascinating. I've also been having some great discussions dealing with the philosophy of language and how it affects how we perceive the world, so I've been reading a lot of Quine. In my research group we've started working with multi-spin lattices and calculating the entanglement entropies for multiple states within those lattices.

Music

I've definitely been listening to more music than I've been playing this week, but I've found some great new bands (I'll probably post about some of them in the weekly music thread)

Personal

Nothing super exciting has happened in my personal life this week (other than turning 20 on Sunday!) I've spent a lot more time reading Infinite Jest as well. I'm really enjoying that book and would love to be able to discuss it with some people. Also, I'm trying to start a philosophy discussion group on here where we all read a short paper and discuss that or just discuss a general topic relating to philosophy. I think it'd be a really enriching experience.