First, of course, there was the doubt and the pain.
But we’ve already covered that.
Let’s talk about the papers I managed to get out the door and into public view. In retrospect, the list is pleasingly not insubstantial:
- Christopher A. Fuchs and BCS, Are Non-Boolean Event Structures the Precedence or Consequence of Quantum Probability? (arXiv:1912.10880) — a tribute to a colleague, written for a memorial volume but finished too late
- John B. DeBrota and BCS, Discrete Wigner Functions from Informationally Complete Quantum Measurements (arXiv:1912.07554) — technical, a sequel to arXiv:1812.08762, to which we also made extensive revisions this year
- BCS, Ideas Abandoned en Route to QBism (arXiv:1911.07386) — historical and conceptual, with some technical bits; written to show that not everything from the ’90s has held up as well as Daria and OK Computer
- BCS, Sporadic SICs and Exceptional Lie Algebras (arXiv:1911.05809) — technical, based on guest posts at the n-Category Café
- BCS, Quantum Theory as Symmetry Broken by Vitality (arXiv:1907.02432) — my weird manifesto, written after what is colloquially known as a “long dark night of the soul” made me appreciate honesty with renewed force
- John B. DeBrota and BCS, Lüders Channels and SIC Existence (arXiv:1907.10999) — technical, published in Physical Review A
- BCS, On QBism and Assumption (Q) (arXiv:1907.03805) — conceptual
- BCS, Invariant Off-Diagonality: SICs as Equicoherent Quantum States (arXiv:1906.05637) — technical
There was also From Gender to Gleason, my review of Adam Becker’s book What is Real? (2018). By the time I was done, it was as lengthy as a paper, but the arXiv isn’t really a host for book reviews, so I just posted it here at Sunclipse and moved on.