SiS (Super!) Quickie: Happy Birthday, Erwin Schrödinger!

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates physicist Erwin Schrödinger, who is best known (in popular culture, at least) for his cat-based thought experiment.

The cover of one of my favorite college textbooks paid homage to this experiment: the front cover featured a drawing of a living cat, while the back cover featured a drawing of the same cat after it…let’s pretend it just fell asleep.

Who says physicists don’t have a sense of humor?


I rarely win at Carcassonne…

….and I think I know why.

I’ve mentioned several times that the SigFig and I enjoy playing tabletop games. What I don’t think I’ve mentioned is the fact that I lose most of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy playing games. I’m just not the greatest strategist, and I think it’s because I’m used to thinking scientifically rather than strategically.

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