Two churches located across the street from each...
graphicambiguity: rachelneedsapplausetolive: karofskyhaikus: somebodysinmyheadagain: wizarding: paranoidrobot: …Do the Presbyterians think Rocks are animals? Dying. lol remember when? this is too funny i have to reglob it again i am dying omg omgggggg LOL I kind of like Catholics now :) I still love this.
Fuck yeah Frankenstein
None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science. In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Chapter 4.
Science Challenge: Day 1
1. What does it mean to be a scientist? When I had satisfied myself that no star of that kind had ever shone before, I was led into such perplexity by the unbelievability of the thing that I began to doubt the faith of my own eyes. -Tycho Brahe.
The Science Center: 15 Day Science Challenge →
sciencecenter: It seems like just about every other interest group has their own tumblr challenge, so I’ve devised my own for us scientists. What does it mean to be a scientist? What is your stance on embryonic stem cell research? If you were a closed circuit loop, which elements - resistor, capacitor,… Looks like i’m going to give this a try.
MTV Germany ads: 'Sex is no accident. Always use a...
What a term.
Since we last spoke, blog, a few things have fallen in to place. I’ve been accepted to grad school at Midsized Central Canadian Southern Ontario University, completed my (goddammned) thesis and have only to finish my last 4 (!) finals to be finished the degree. First step, complete!
The Coolest Star. Literally. : Starts With A Bang →
Holy crap! That’s only about 230 degrees celsius!
Map of scientific collaboration between... →
In the spirit of the well-circulated Facebook friendship map by Paul Butler, research analyst Olivier Beauchesne at Science-Metrix examines scientific collaboration around the world from 2005 to 2009 Makes me wonder what my Erdős number is.
Animal hands! →
On Boltzmann Statistics and wasting time.
We had an interesting statistical mechanics seminar today. We were talking about the maxwell speed distribution, which for all intents and purposes is C x^2 Exp(-x^2). Part of the class, and my favorite part by far, is coming up with “Integration” examples. Basically, we have to scour the tubes to find interesting examples of what we’re learning. While I was on my summer...
Science Scout badges!
For some pre-class fun, I decided to see how many science scout badges i’m eligible for. I was in boy scouts for a long time, but never really got any badges, so let’s see if I do better this time. “quantum mechanics… I soooo get it” I think my quantum mechanics and linear algebra courses qualify me for this badge. “astronaut” Level 1 I’ve...
So I’ve decided to outline the classes i’m taking, and the route I’ve taken to get here. My current classes, in the final semester of my undergrad, are as follows, Electromagnetic Fields II. In this class we’ve started with Maxwell’s equations and are working through Griffith’s EM. Statistical Mechanics. This is probably on of the more interesting...
This post is mainly administrative. Science is nothing more than a never-ending search for truth. What could be more profoundly sacred than that? -Ann Druyan So I am, as of this writing, a 21 year old physics student at a moderately sized university in eastern Canada. I’ve recently begun the last term of my undergraduate degree, and I decided it would be a good idea to start now with a...