“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” John K. Galbraith, Economist (1908 – 2006).
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Probably not 42
It is not quite the same as Deep Thought which took 7.5 million years to compute and
check its answer. Nor is quark decay quite the ultimate question of life, the
universe and everything - though certainly a part. Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have been using super
computers to crunch the numbers since 1964. Gratifyingly after this time
working on matter antimatter symmetry calculations they think that they have
solved half of the problem.