Archive for December, 2007

This is the last, and most ambitious, of a three-part series on Web 2.0 and the arXiv. Part I (Digg), Part II (Amazon). Can artificial intelligence improve the way we do science? A brief recap. In Part I we discussed the idea of incorporating comments on the arXiv. The proposal required active participation from many […]

Dear Santa, I think I’ve been a reasonably good graduate student this year, so I’m hoping you’ll consider my requests for my pan-denominational holiday wish. I was going to ask for a definitive signal of new physics at the LHC, but I am increasingly convinced that this is something I’ll save for next year’s letter. […]

Caveat: I have chosen to omit topics that may be sensitive due to the ongoing nature of the STFC funding decision. I’ve also chosen to omit names for this reason. While I have done my best to be as accurate as possible, please note that I am not a journalist and should not be taken […]

This week was Durham’s Annual Theory Meeting, which I think is one of the highlights of the UK theoretical physics community. Theorists (including students) from across the United Kingdom come to Durham to interact with one another and keep up with some of the hot new topics in [high-energy] theory. The three day conference was […]

There’s already been a lot on the blogosphere about the STFC’s (hint: not a football club) budget cuts in particle physics and astronomy, so I wont recap. See the discussion and links at NEW and CV for background. (Image fromĀ  J. Jackson’s group.) Facing the consequences of these decisions in their scientific careers, UK […]

I haven’t posted much lately since I’ve entered a consuming ‘programming’ phase of my project, but I thought I’d share the following link: Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role […]