Training is soooo much fun…and there’s more tomorrow!

Neutrino/LANL: Got my to-do list for the week, effectively! Which is good 🙂 Getting a computer setup soon~
Attended a seminar on PHENIX and am learning some heavy ion physics.

ST: Apparently, panic is not necessary. There’s no real progress on the paper…which makes sense, given that it’s mostly my responsibility and I’m sort of a roadblock at the moment.
This is pretty cool http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/10041/how-to-get-only-files-created-after-a-date-with-ls

Fitness/Nutrition: Schedule it allll out. I just need to get in on time and do it! Food has been planned all day and dinner sounds amazing. EVERYTHING WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN. Not bad for a bad night’s sleep 🙂
On food…this looks good: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2014/06/altons-top-5-tactics-to-make-steak/
Run went moderately well…but I ate two donuts that were less than planned @_@ so I’ll be making that up later I guess 😛



2 hr in so far.

1.5 hours of Tan :3 Efimov states, woo!, 1 hr of super slow compton scattering lectures -.-‘

Scale information split between here and ST…try to get a unified-ish table for myself. Progress on combing the Arxiv, too. lots of coding… 3 hours on this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude etc.
Note to self [private doc] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgYE4Zl1q7gPdEwtUmVua0dmbUZFLXZBWGszM2UzcVE#gid=0


A reminder to stretch

Repair freaking headphones asap…mail them off tomorrow or Thursday.

Affixing Resolutions. Also, using ** notation consistently I think. Leaving CS-y notes in here and outside the ST document for the time being.

Back to ST ~1 hr

HEP Notes: Planning out meeting material first. Then organizing some more. UGH stupidstupidstupid.

Note for posterity: https://answers.launchpad.net/calchep/+question/240388 Answers the question: How do I use sum_22.m in CalcHEP with symb1.m in order to actually get the cross section.

While I’ve dealt with ugly multiline expressions before, this looks like it will be my main method for organizing long equations in the future: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/89615/split-expressions-with-parentheses-in-align-environment

That and this is cool for fixing the height of delimiters: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1990791/how-do-you-make-parentheses-match-height-when-theyre-split-between-lines-in-lat

Things to mention finished: Checked by-hand calculations and records of color factors

Things to mention close to finished: Fortran code

Things to mention not so close: Completed document

Picking date for next meeting in advanced and make sure meeting is short and reasonably on topic research-wise. Ask about charged Higgs work.

ST / Comp Sci ~ 1.5 hr

Regex notes:
Only use up until a lexer makes sense. Use a lexer up until you need a parser.

Regex can be used to make simplify creating lexers that feed into simple parsers…welp.


python syntax mostly

“If a regular expression matches a line, then it gets printed”

Taking a look at this exercise you can see that if you put a word, or any character, then regetron finds it. If the word isn’t in the corpus then it’s not found.

raw searching for strings includes spaces. I still don’t know full regex language or how to search for things that contain regex language yet…more to come I suppose.

Any character by using .
” T.e.l.z
0000: The lazy dog”
nice…didn’t expect that to work since I forgot spaces ><‘
match mode appears to require exact matching of a line rather than searching within the line

a string of n “.” matches a line with n characters

“everything” depends on the language. Python does not include new line characters.


done 0-3, start 4 next time

**Finish reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression at some point

C/C++ argument, internet says:

You pick C when

you need portable assembler (which is what C is, really) for whatever reason,
your platform doesn’t provide C++ (a C compiler is much easier to implement),
you need to interact with other languages that can only interact with C (usually the lowest common denominator on any platform) and your code consists of little more than the interface, not making it worth to lay a C interface over C++ code,
you hack in an Open Source project (many of which, for various reasons, stick to C),
you don’t know C++.
In all other cases you should pick C++.”


From yesterday;

chestpain not bad
sck mach kinda punk
okay album

Heart of darkness starts alright

30 mins of chinese in
1.5 hours of tan
1 hourr bogdan

12/30/13 (New Year’s Pregame)

30 mins ST

30 mins organizing and grad

10 mins hackerrank

90 mins of HEP

bleh more time added up to 1.5 hours on ST

more time added up to 45 mins more on HEP


punk rock
helps both ways – laid back but the talking may be distracting?
chocky is okay after a few mins?
30 minutes on organizing stuff

Beneath The Black Flag – alright
The call – alright
Miracle of Sound is eh,

Take me to church is pretty good
Angel of death and codeine scene :3

the woods is not bad
vindictive starts well
made in… creepy good
deathulude only good after the weird vocal bit -.-
KSS0 2 is good

Alive is alright
comes and goes uses Listztomania and ehhh
Home at Night is passable

Clarity whatever is good.

nonstop pop is sad because it’s so close to being good 😦

we are coming undone is fan-freaking-tastic


swimming was alright

Youth is decent

wall of time seems too dramatic

Modified from google drive
Do not have a laptop with a working screen at the moment. 

**Re-evaluating backup document

**Tracked down new files, will try to only modify google docs and one Mathematica doc [to be kept on desktop]. Will send of RedMachine tomorrow to get repaired if shipping necessary. If not shipping will drop off as soon as possible. Checking how it will go down now. Checked and emailed a local service provider. Will email another later.
**Will check old laptop later tonight.

**email tonight update – ask about meeting next week?

Finish the by hand calculations wherever possible.
**Checking on what hand calculations are necessary? ~8:15pm

Code into Mathematica the stuff I need sim with above
Coded in the algebra that needs to be there, ish
Read over code and get shit implemented as best as possible.

Run code with JUST the formula at the end changed and see how it goes!!!
** As soon as change laptop
add notes about the hard process calculations to the document.
** Next on agenda (6pm)
**checking the Mathematica notebook with hand notes. Since S is the same for this process and the one that is already done in Phys Rev D 63 054019, we can use the fact that S is diagnoal in this basis to ignore everything in H except the diagonal for checking the Born cross section…but we need all of H for the later stuff 😐
** looks like everything is producted with the soft matrix which is beautifully diagonal :3 The only issue is the Gamma^(2) matrix…but since that’s second order corrections and we didn’t calculate them…they’re zero!
**Fuck it’s not that simple probably, for Gc.

[Based on document notes]
Find and run another feynman rule solver.
**Not doing since CalcHEP can be checked against itself, need to do that though.

Check the numerical integration of the cross section…
Fix the fact that the Born Cross Section in the document skips a bit
**Up next see above
Fix the goddamn diagrams in the correction section -.-

About an hour or two needs to be spent on typeset setting those master formulae….that is just a freaking mess.
**Spent a good deal of time on Mathematica-ing the shit. Need to get it in Fortran, too -,-

Clean somewhere for comparison with the gutg case, just in case.

**Added near the end of the document for the gutg comparison with the source code, needs to be organized still though 😦

Last goal:
Finish checking over the code….

End notes, Mathematica is still the first priority.

The ST research notes are in their proper google drive document.


Gah I give up. Sleep.


Current goal: 

  1. Wed ~ 8 hours worth of working time

    1. 30 Minutes of ST work

    2. Zangwill HW / Study – 4 hours

    3. Grad school applications 1 hour

    4. 30 minutes of HEP

    5. 3 hours QFT

    6. Submit jobs to print anything I want for Thursday haha

ughhhhhhhh 1 hour sunk into EM and no real progress. Fuck everything

Another half hour of nope 😐

another half….jesus I’m bad at things ;-;

2/4 of my EM hours done though ;-;

Half an hour of Field Theory Review…focused on path integral stuff//

Another half an hour of QFT, feels pretty good though I wish I’d gotten more into the Kadanoff document… 

Another half hour! 1/2 done, woo

30 minutes into ST mess…ugh that’s crap. 

Moving HEP to last priority 


DRIVING. 10pm – 10:30 am

10:30-11am shower

11am-12pm recovery and planning. Walk-in testing is doable, but expensive. Maybe? Maybe.

12-1 QM HW, problem 2 accounted for…problem 1 to be done later.

1-2 ST Research [quit at 55, nap now]

2-4:30 NAP ;-; whoooooops

4:30-5 recovery

5-7 Research and dinner

7:30-8 ST research

8-9 travel home @.@ and picking stuff up form physics buiding 

9-9:30 helping a friend