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My PhD was about molecular magnetism, and I have since specialized in single ion magnets and molecular spin qubits (and now: pbits!). More :Boxplot: than :labcoat: . Mostly a researcher, recently also teaching part-time. : my :Antifa: activism (in Spanish).

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OK, I need some pump-me-up time. Let me review recent scholar successes:
-1st submission of the year (PRL)!
-solved a hurdle blocking our big paper of the year (NatCommun, to be submitted before August!)
-big push in writing a perspective paper for JAP
-first sketch of a paper that is planned to be the 1st for an incoming predoc
-offered a cool (?) interpretation to (for us) puzzling experimental observations (paper still far)
-predoc started learning some molecular magnetism & quantum basics

Going for review on PRL, yay!

"Electrical two-qubit gates within a pair of clock-qubit magnetic molecules"

From the people I have seen here so far, might (?) be interesting to @Decodoku @aspuru @az

Lorena E. Rosaleny es bioquímica, máster en bioinformática, y doctora en bioquímica y biología molecular. Realizó una estancia postdoctoral en el Life Sciences Institute de la University of British Columbia (Canadá). Trabaja en la actualidad en el Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) adscrito a la Universitat de València, investigando en metalopéptidos (biomoléculas magnéticas) con propiedades espintrónicas orientadas hacia aplicaciones de computación no convencional. Colabora con la Cátedra de Brecha Digital de Género y ha impulsado actividades para la visibilización de las mujeres en STEM en el ICMol y el Parc Científic de la UV con el objetivo de eliminar los prejuicios y los sesgos que la sociedad tiene acerca las mujeres en la ciencia.
#11F #11Febrero #WomenInSTEM #SinCienciaNoHayFuturo

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Hello there! 🧬 Biochemist and 🖥️ R programmer from speaking. I like reading sci-fi & fantasy and watching TV shows. Feminisms and . Hope to meet like-minded people and see many cat's pics :BlobCatHeart:

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Voy a compartir por aquí algo que escribí hace 10 años sobre , en lo que ahora es @ElSaltoDiario :Antifa: Buscaba ser divulgativo, pero ahora me doy cuenta de que no lo era tanto como yo pensaba.

Let me share here some stuff I wrote 10 years ago on (in Spanish). It was aimed to be outreach level, but reading it today I'd say it was not as accessible as I thought back then 😅

Hi All! I'm Marie, a chemistry professor in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Professionally, I spend my time thinking about critical pedagogy in STEM, particularly in lab courses. Outside of work, I'm obsessed with my garden this spring, I have a 4yo, I like to run, and I want to drive less and use alternate transit more.

Like many, I'm an active Twitter user exploring alternatives. I'm in heavy learning mode here, how it works, and why I'd want to spend more time here.

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"Your manuscript 'Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free' has also been rejected, but nice try."

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"RE: Economics Journal submission

We have received your manuscript "The bizarre economics of academic publishing: why volunteer peer reviewers should rise up and demand payment from for-profit journals: we have elected not to send it out for review."

more early observations on rust

- there are two kinds of programming languages, lisps and fortrans.

lisps are made of mathematical objects in platoland. you can never run a lisp program, because platoland has infinite spiritual resources, and you can only run materially incarnated code in broken-ass hardware with very finite resources. writing a lisp feels like you're writing abstract thoughts, and a piece of software simulates platoland on your computer, the way Dwarf Fortress simulate the real world (mostly accurate but every so often it misses a law of physics or you add bartenders and now the cats are disappearing).

fortrans are a notational convenience for giving instructions to computers. like not the hottest platoland gadgets like Turing machines or lambda calculi, but the kind of overengineered crap that capitalism gives us, Pentiums and whatnot. they're still called Pentiums, right? or are we already in Hexiums? anyway these computing machines have bags of bits you can flip with a certain latency, a buncha caches, and a set of commands that let you flip the bits. some of the bits are flipped or read by monitors and mouses and whatnot.

problem is the computation processing unit brains are very smooth and thoughtless and can only understand very repetitive language, which gets tiresome to type again and again. so nerds started making editor macros to avoid typing the same things a hundred times for the ditzy computer mind, and then added a buncha grammar checks while they were at it. these abbreviation extensions for emacs are called fortrans.

Rust is a fortran. the basic problem it deals with is that the computers we have are slow to flip bits unless you know in advance how many bits to flip. but often you want to decide on the spot, like suppose a girl is keymashing, we can't predict in advance how many characters we'll need to reserve for the keymashing. (this is unlike platoland machines, which always have infinite characters to spare, and whether you know it in advance or not the speed is the same; about infinitely fast). moreover the ditzy computer brains get very confused if you try to use some bits to save up the keymash, and then somebody else tries to save flower emojis in there.

Rust solves this with the power of ownership kink. Every bit has to state who is its owner. If somebody else wants to use the bit, it has to borrow from that owner. Before the performance is shown to the computer, a crab comes and checks whether all the little bits have been borrowed properly. This ensures that all the contents the computer gets are things its little mind can handle.


I feel like so far there's 2 kinds of attitude towards rust in my social circles:

- people who love it, and
- people who are coming from a lispy perspective.

in the latter category, some people are aware of what rust is trying to do, and they hate it. they just generally hate programming computers in general, and would rather program in platoland and run a simulation, abstracting away any details of what their Pentiums are doing. people who have this taste will never like Rust, and in fact will never like any fortran.

but I also feel like some people never tried a fortran before, and it's not very clear what a fortran even is meant for. their programming background was all lisps (like python, javascript etc.), then they hear about how trans girls love rust and, what's with trans girls being from the future, figure there must be something neat about this one. then they try to understand rust with lispy perspectives, and it's impossible to figure out what it's trying to do.

what it's trying to do is to flip bits around the stack and the heap of your Integrated Electronics Pentium programmable transistor brain. if you look at it from this perspective, the reasons it does all that kinky stuff suddenly make sense.

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My PhD was about molecular magnetism, and I have since specialized in single ion magnets and molecular spin qubits (and now: pbits!). More :Boxplot: than :labcoat: . Mostly a researcher, recently also teaching part-time. : my :Antifa: activism (in Spanish).

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