The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 83,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
Here are some links to some excellent cosmology lectures on YouTube. The videos actually teach you cosmology, as you would see it in a university/college setting. They do require some knowledge of General Relativity, but one in principle, can get away by knowing what a metric tensor is, Christoffel symbols are, and the various Riemann and Ricci tensor definitions. A good book for learning all of this is by Stephani, which is aimed at an introductory level. These lectures are by the world-renowned cosmologist George F.R. Ellis, who is now Professor Emeritus at The University of Cape Town.
Here are some lectures on Cosmology and Philosophy and their importance to one another, these are not at a technical level:
Using methods from stochastic calculus, brownian motion, and statistical mechanics, we have developed algorithms to predict the outcome of the 2014 US Senate Midterm elections. You can find our results below. Note, the raw data was obtained from http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster, a great service provided by Huffington Post. We used MATLAB to implement the algorithms and create the output. These algorithms were completed under ISK Analytics Inc. and the data extraction and research was done by Hargun Singh Kohli
The graphs above were generated by our stochastic calculus algorithms, in which we generate 100,000 random walks to obtain the predictions above. We show below the output of these random walks on election day. For brevity and clarity, we have shown the results of the first 100 random walks, but the pattern is clear.
The output summary generated by our algorithm is as follows: