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Charles Joseph Albert | Quantum electrodynamics

The oddest of courses I’ve taken was Q.E.D., the theory which shows that the summing of infinite paths explains every particle’s motion and history, with diagrams Feynmann drew countering Schwinger’s weird math. Those theorists showed us how something like infinite paths are largely the sum of the two simplest impulses tracked, drawing on Feynmann, or counting on Schwinger’s weird math. results that you get taking these will be close to […]

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Joe Cottonwood | Quantum poetry

Boy, Almost Six You are five or as you say, almost six. You have a toolbox like me. You read books in bed like me. You even make up poems like me. I am thirty-five which is almost forty. I wish I could cry like you and scream at people when I’m angry like you and heal my wounds with a blanket like you. With your eyes through which I […]

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Yuxing Xia | Poems to save the world

The Multiplex Farm Picture the border of a farm twisted above your head in a flat plain— and so, the layers of Earth stacked one by one like deformed lego pieces. And we lived on the 14th floor where the air is thick with dew. The places where we walked did not touch the ground: Ground was everywhere. Ground was nowhere. and so the grass patches spiral upward toward the […]

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Joanne Jackson Yelenik | Thunderclaps and lilacs

Thunderclaps After Carl Sandburg, “The fog comes/on little cat feet.” Distant rumblings, like fog, come sounding footsteps, strangers gifting me. A woman on a Jerusalem bus asks with her eyes: “Feel the earth shift slightly on its axis?” I write on a white board with blue marker: “Jot down the first time the sea parted for you; be specific.” Today in my garden, a blade of grass surprised by my […]

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