How To Tell If We’re Beating COVID-19

From Minute Physics. This video made possible with support of Brilliant – the first 200 subscribers to go to http://Brilliant.org/MinutePhysics get 20% off a Premium subscription to Brilliant. Go to http://aatishb.com/covidtrends to explore the graph from the video yourself! RESOURCES Grant’s 3Blue1Brown Video: Exponential Growth and Epidemics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kas0tIxDvrg Aatish’s Exponential/Logistic Curve-Fitting Site: https://github.com/aatishb/covid/blob/master/curvefit.ipynb Data Source:…

How to Tell Matter From Antimatter | CP Violation & The Ozma Problem

From Minute Physics. This video was made with the support of the Heising Simons Foundation. Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about the Ozma problem of distinguishing the chirality (ie left-handedness or right-handedness) of matter using weak interaction processes like beta decay (for example in uranium), or neutral…

Why Do Mirrors Flip Left & Right (but not up & down)?

From Minute Physics. Go to https://curiositystream.com/minutephysics to check out MinuteBody, and for a free month of CuriosityStream PLUS Nebula! Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about why words flip left & right (aka horizontally) in a mirror but not up & down (aka vertically). The answer has to…

Do Photons Cast Shadows?

From Minute Physics. Thanks to CuriosityStream for their support. Go to http://www.curiositystream.com/minutephysics to watch Particle Fever and get Nebula! Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about two-photon (gamma-gamma) physics, and how photons can interact with each other – either mediated by a passing lepton, or gravitationally via lensing,…

When It’s OK to Violate Privacy

From Minute Physics. Go to http://www.dashlane.com/minutephysics for a free 30 day trial and 10% discount with offer code ‘minutephysics’ Watch the main video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT19VwBAqKA Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ REFERENCES Cynthia Dwork (key inventor of Differential Privacy), giving a great intro talk about differential privacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg-VhHlztqo Hazards of Smoking:…

Protecting Privacy with MATH (Collab with the Census)

From Minute Physics. This video was made in collaboration with the US Census Bureau and fact-checked by Census Bureau scientists. Any opinions and errors are my own. For more information, visit https://census.gov/about/policies/privacy/statistical_safeguards.html or search "differential privacy" at http://census.gov. REFERENCES Differential Privacy in the Wild: http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol9/p1611-machanavajjhala.pdf Harvard University Privacy Tools Project: https://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/differential-privacy Simons Institute Workshop Video Recordings and Articles…

How to Build a Lava Moat (with xkcd)

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Our Ignorance About Gravity

From Minute Physics. Thanks to the Heising Simons Foundation (https://www.hsfoundation.org/) for their support of this video, and of short range gravity research. This video is about how little we know about the behavior of gravity at short length and distance scales, what the constraints are on the inverse square law/Newton’s law of universal gravitation, at…

How Shor’s Algorithm Factors 314191

From Minute Physics. Go to http://www.dashlane.com/minutephysics to download Dashlane for free, and use offer code minutephysics for 10% off Dashlane Premium! Watch the main video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvTqbM5Dq4Q Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics This video explains how Shor’s Algorithm factors the pseudoprime number 314191 into its prime factors using a quantum computer. The quantum computation relies on…