Category: Science

Science and the Economic Crisis

The a href=”http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2009/03/trouble-with-economics.html”previously mentioned /aconference “a href=”http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Events/The_Economic_Crisis_and_Implications_for_Science/The_Economic_Crisis_and_its_Implications_for_The_Science_of_Economics/”The Economic Crisis and its Implications for The Science of Economics/a,” to take place at PI May 1-4, meanwhile has a a href=”http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Events/The_Economic_Crisis_and_Implications_for_Science/Invited_Speakers/”list of invited speakers/a to offer. It includes a href=”http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~nroubini/”Nouriel Roubini, a Prof. for Economics at NYU/a, who you might know from a href=”http://www.rgemonitor.com/blog/roubini/”his blog/a, a href=”http://www.santafe.edu/~wbarthur/”Brian […]

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DPG meeting Dresden

a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AWa1cp-Somo/ScdhS3G4k2I/AAAAAAAAAY8/h-PQBrPGYJ4/s1600-h/IMG_1478.JPG”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AWa1cp-Somo/ScdhS3G4k2I/AAAAAAAAAY8/h-PQBrPGYJ4/s400/IMG_1478.JPG” border=”0″ alt=””id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5316324861792523106″ //aspan style=”display:block; margin:10px 0px 10px 60px; font-size:smaller;”The a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semperoper”Semperoper/a in Dresden/spanbr /br /Despite this posted under Stefan’s name, it’s your all-time favourite Bee writing here, cursing her husband’s German kezboard, if zou know what I mean. We […]

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Hello from Germany

a href=”http://www.indigoproductions.be/images/EU_flag.jpg”img style=”FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 223px” alt=”” src=”http://www.indigoproductions.be/images/EU_flag.jpg” border=”0″ //aEvery time I arrive at the airport in Frankfurt and go through passport control under the EU circle of stars it strikes me how GERMAN the border officials look. Maybe it’s just that the uniforms are green […]

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CERNland

Do you recognize the place?br /br /centera href=”https://project-cernland.web.cern.ch/project-CERNland/”img src=”http://th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~scherer/Blogging/LHC/cernland.jpg” border=”0″/center/abr /br /It’s the lawn in front of the a href=”http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/cms/?pid=1000363″CERN Cafeteria/a! br /br /This lovely scene is the backdrop of a picture puzzle, and just one small part of a href=”https://project-cernland.web.cern.ch/project-CERNland/”CERNland/a, a cute interactive site for young kids to explore a bit about CERN, the […]

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Political Ideologies

I just came across these interesting survey results on “a href=”http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/03/political_ideology.html”The State of American Political Ideology, 2009/a,” which documents the findings of a study by the Progressive Studies Program at the a href=”http://www.americanprogress.org/”Center for American Progress /aabout political values and beliefs in America.br /br /According to their tastefully red-white-blue website decorated with stars and stripes, […]

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Interna

Folks, I will be away the next weeks to expand my physical horizon. Expect blogging to be spotty and photo-heavy. br /br /PS: Unless our visit counter breaks down again today, we should cross the 1 million mark in a couple of hours.br /ppdiv class=”blogger-post-footer””You do not really understand something unless you can explain it […]

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GLOBE at Night

I’ve learned a new expression: a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_science”Citizen Science/a. This means that interested people do contribute to a research project, either by collecting data, or by allocating computing time of their PCs to contribute to the analysis of huge sets of raw data – a href=”http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/”SETI@Home/a is an example of the latter kind of Citizen Science. […]

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The And of the World as We Know It

The other day I got an email asking for permission to reprint a figure from one of my papers on black hole evaporation for a forthcoming popular science book on “Endings”.br /br /Endings have been fashionable for more than a decade now. We all know that we are allegedly approachinga href=”http://www.amazon.com/End-Science-Knowledge-Twilight-Scientific/dp/0553061747″ The End of Science/a, […]

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Obamania Contd.

I don’t usually dump every nonsense I come across on this blog – in that case I wouldn’t be doing anything else (for the smaller updates, see a href=”http://twitter.com/skdh”my Twitter status/a in the sidebar or a href=”http://www.google.com/reader/shared/05027953661445668080″my shared items on Google reader/a). But this you just have to see: German frozen food company introduces the […]

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This and That

Here in Waterloo, snow is slowly melting away, leaving behind garbage, coins and lost gloves. Below some founds that I came across recently and thought you might find more interesting than this useless piece of information:br /br /ullia href=”http://www.yearofscience2009.org/”Year of Science 2009/a, a website a href=”http://www.yearofscience2009.org/about/about.html”about “How We Know What We Know,”/a has a href=”http://www.yearofscience2009.org/themes_physics_technology/celebrate/”dedicated […]

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