My Background

© Fernando Caracena, 2017

I am a theoretical physicist who received a PhD from Case Western Reserve University for work on the theory of the intermediate vector Boson that mediates weak interactions. A web page, "About the Author", describes some of my professional background, which the post, "The PhD Glut in Physics" further elaborates. The post, "Fernando's Open Journal--The computer as the physicist's pencil" describes some of my philosophy about the use of computers in science. Perhaps my posts overemphasize the use of computers in physics, but the pencil analogy tames the role of computers to that of a convenient tool used by humans, like a pencil. The computer is not an auricle, really no substitute for the human imagination. It is a tool, somewhat sophisticated in the right hands, but just a tool.

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