AI News, Progress in Physics, Vol. 1, 2015

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Structural-dynamic models of aspirin are proposed on the basis of non-empirical quantum calculations of geometrical and electronic structure.

In this work, the parameters of the adiabatic potential are determined, and the interpretation of the vibrational states of the compound under study is proposed.

The choice of the method and the basis for calculating the fundamental vibration frequencies and band intensities in the IR and Raman spectra are substantiated.

It is shown that this method can be used to model the geometrical parameters of molecules and the electronic structure of various substituted benzoic acid.

Automated Discovery Systems and Scientific Realism

In the paper I explore the relations between a relatively new and quickly expanding branch of artificial intelligence –- the automated discovery systems –- and some new views advanced in the old debate over scientific realism.

The program's task was to analyze elementary particle data available in 1964 and formulate an hypothesis (or hypotheses) about a `hidden', more simple structure of matter, or to put it in contemporary terms –- the discovery of quarks.

Loose Ends: String Theory and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Thirty-five years ago string theory took physics by storm, promising the coveted unified theory of nature's forces that Einstein valiantly sought but never found.

Michio Kaku: "The Future of Humanity" | Talks at Google

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Jarrod McClean: "Quantum Computation for the Discovery of New Materials and [...]" | Talks at Google

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PRIMORDIAL ALLATRA PHYSICS. Video Version of Allatra Science Report

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2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

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A Future to Dream For | Google Zeitgeist

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2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Water, Water

Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion about the past, present, and future of water on Earth. Earth is the ...