Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter | Quanta Magazine

Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter | Quanta Magazine (Quanta Magazine)

A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.

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🎞️ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) from Warner Bros.

Directed by Mel Stuart. With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear. Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything.

I remember watching this twice a year every year at Hopkins. I miss those Rocky Horror-esque performances with massive amounts of candy. Throwing nerds across the room in the path of the projected light when Mike Teevee was sent in a million little pieces was so gratifying.

It’s been a few years since I watched this, but even the “Cheer up Charlie” song doesn’t grate on me like it once did. I used to think it was the worst part of the film and now it’s vaguely tolerable–still not great–but tolerable at least.

I had re-read the book last year and put a tracker on the film version. Netflix just added it to their mix last week, so it’s now available there for a while.

Watched on Netflix

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👓 My #2018Liberations | Ben Werdmuller – Medium

My #2018Liberations by Ben Werdmuller (Medium)

In lieu of resolutions this year, Cate Huston wrote a set of liberations, starting a movement. My friend Jean Hsu also wrote a liberating, personal list, which is where I discovered it, and Ellen K. Pao has a characteristically thoughtful entry.

I like the framing a lot: rather than creating a set of requirements for my new year, which is what a resolution does, I’m freeing myself from a set. So here’s my list of things I’m liberating myself from in 2018:

 

👓 My #2018Liberations | Ben Werdmuller – Medium was originally published on Chris Aldrich