Search Results: physics
23 Aug 2004: Pedantry, Physics
Human Fuzzies, Links, Science: academia, crackpottery · 7 comments
... out on? In any case,Towards a Critical Theory of Physics is kinda tangentially related to the old post-structuralist/physics connection, except it actually has to do with, you know, physics. And ...
12 Jun 2002: Geophysics through the solar system
Uncategorized: guest posts · 5 comments
hermeophysics aphroditophysics geophysics areophysics jovophysics cronophysics coelophysics poseidophysics hadeoph ...
9 Jun 2002: Geophysics vs. the Universe
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... tea. My stomach is brilliant. Re: geology vs. geophysics - the difference is really in the approach. Instead of putting rocks in ...
24 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists?
Science: disciplinary boundaries, geology, geophysics, scientific culture · 13 comments
... less generally, am I a geologist? I have a B.S. in geophysics and an M.S. in earth and planetary science with a funky geophysics/geohydrology emphasis. I took some intro physical geology and earth ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
... and my own, and is actually in good shape relative to physics and chemistry. But that's not saying much - the volume as a whole is ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... Best is iterative forward modeling, then Cookwise is the physics textbook that teaches you how to derive and solve the three-dimensional ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... you know absolutely nothing about evolutionary biology, physics, ecology, or any other discipline you care to name you are not going to ...
9 Oct 2008: Papers I Haven’t Been Reading Lately
Aimless: · 3 comments
... in Taiwan Chelungpu fault obtained from TCDP Hole B Tectonophysics DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.08.009 Smearing clay on faults - Oddly, the ... their motivation in hydrogeology, rather than earthquake physics. It's true that this clay lining can prevent water from flowing through ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
Aimless: · 9 comments
... This. This explains with charming prose the basic physics and chemistry of deliciousness, pulling most of his examples from ...
20 Aug 2008: The Igneous Petrology of Ice Cream
Aimless: · 26 comments
... This is what it looks like: From Clarke, 2003, "The Physics of Ice Cream" Physics Education 38 (3) Compare that to a thin section of glassy lava from ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... climate science, energy, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, glaciology, hydrology, oceanography, seismology, soil science, ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... similar debate is happening at the moment in the Geophysics circles at our lab. We are being asked to open up geophysics teaching to students from a variety of backgrounds, including a number ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... high school and have only a cursory background in chem and physics. I'm going to buy some old textbooks and try to teach myself, but I ... this point, let me note that my background is in geophysics, not geology. Moreover, I went to a school where history and literature ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... for example, how would I spend three billion dollars on physics? If I had three billion dollars to throw at a single area of physics, I would obviously throw it at geophysics - but that kind of ...
8 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Gabbro
Aimless: · 19 comments
... are part of the standard geology toolset. As a geophysics major, though, I never had to spend umpteen hours in petrology lab ...
17 Jan 2008: Reading Material for the Week
Science: academic journals, International Year of Planet Earth, trends in science · 3 comments
... are climate, climate, seismology, climate, mineral physics, climate, planetary science, climate, climate climate baked beans and ...
Science: academic journals, american geophysical union, RSS · no comments
... Letters G Cubed JGR - Solid Earth Reviews of Geophysics Tectonics Water Resources Research Update: Mailbucket is... ...
10 Dec 2007: Monday AGU Accomplishment Checklist
Science: american geophysical union, conference blogging, geoblogosphere · 4 comments
... HAPPEN. Seriously, I think we may have violated the very physics of the blogosphere by having a bloggers' meetup with absolutely no ...
12 Nov 2007: Attn: Geoblogosphere
Links, Meta: blog carnivals · 2 comments
... buffs fingernails*). But the straight-up geology and geophysics is oddly absent. The deadline for nominating posts is December 20, ...
19 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Zoned Feldspar
Science: crystals, igneous rocks, rock blogging · 1 comment
... some Gentle Reader who does real geology, and not this geophysics number-crunching bullshit with which I am so ...
25 Sep 2007: Geek Ink
Science, Whimsy: diffusion, equations, tattoos · 5 comments
... is nicer looking but i don't want to put bad physics on my ankles Mr. McMoots: maybe you need to generalize to the ...
2 Sep 2007: Why I’m a Geophysicist
Personal, Science, Teaching: college education, turning to the dark side · 5 comments
... true reason I can think of: I put the "geo" to my "physics" because Caltech had a science breadth requirement. My early earth ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... going to keep adding geology and biology at the expense of physics and chemistry. They're right. However, I don't want to see UNESCO ...
13 Mar 2007: Science as Culture, and Cultural Depictions Thereof
Politics, Science: science in pop culture, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · 9 comments
What can we learn about science from the thought processes of t-shirt designers? Let's ask some entrants in the Seed Magazine / Threadless T-shirt competition! First, we learn that science is something that acts on culture, and is important to culture, ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... of earthquakes. (I've learned to summarize the tectonophysics side of my work in the most technical language possible when I'm not ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... always look like the kind of experiment you'd expect from physics or chemistry - you can't just re-subduct the Farallon slab with a ...
15 Aug 2006: Joe Jonah Euclid and the End of the World
Human Fuzzies: Berzerkeley, crackpots · 2 comments
... desk before my new officemates arrive on campus. From my physics binder fell an eccentrically typeset sheet, with notes for a prelab ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... well. Scientists from the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology used a technique called four-dimensional seismic ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... women is still shockingly low in some disciplines, such as physics and computer science, and at the highest ranks in all fields. Where the ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... this stuff on interactional expertise in the gravity wave physics community, which makes me sad. Long story short, a couple of ...
18 Apr 2006: There Goes $14,000
Politics: academia, money, sexism · 14 comments
... 8.0% 92.0% 50 $66,979 $88,958 -$21,979 Physics7.3%92.7% 55 $55,411 $86,600-$31,189 Physical Sciences, ...
29 Mar 2006: Insert “In Soviet Russia…” Joke Here
Politics, Science: peaceful nuclear explosions, seismology · 23 comments
... I'm browsing through the latest issue of Tectonophysics when I see that "[s]everal long-range seismic profiles were carried out ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... money, but it's like Richard Feynman said about sex and physics: it sometimes has a practical result, but that's not really why we do ...
8 Dec 2005: AGU Four
Links, Personal, Politics: american geophysical union, feminism, peer review, pharmacists, socks · 3 comments
... socks that said "Geophysical Research Letters" or "Tectonophysics" wouldn't be nearly as cool as socks that said "Advances in ...
6 Dec 2005: AGU Two
Personal: american geophysical union, beer, conference blogging · no comments
... again I skipped the potentially interesting nonlinear geophysics sessions in favor of hydrothermal systems. Wireless access was better ...
1 Dec 2005: Happy Blog Against Racism Day!
Politics: anti-racism, blog carnivals, racism · 4 comments
... Blog Against Racism HQ or at the Tuesday afternoon tectonophysics poster session. I hope you'll excuse me, I have figure captions to ...
23 Nov 2005: Own Your Own Conditional Penultimate Paragraphs
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 2 comments
... that control our disciplines were established by men. In physics there is an alarming lack of female participants; it would be tempting ... because of physicists' typically masculine power games the physics community is not an attractive option for female scientists. I won't ...
14 Oct 2005: Medium Viscosity Fluid Mechanicians Win Ig Nobel
Science: crackpots · 3 comments
... actually do in my sleep. Anyway, this year's Ig Nobel physics prize has gone to an experiment demonstrating a concept near and dear ...
29 Jun 2005: Can’t Even Sweat
Meta, Personal: travelogue · 3 comments
... content of the atmosphere actually violates the laws of physics and chemistry. My nose appreciates the extra hydration - dried-out ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... giggle). Many Via About Geology, Dave Stevenson on the physics of earthquakes and tsunamis, which is good fun if and only if you've got a freshman physics course or some serious layman's nerdiness under your belt. But speaking ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Random Ten: Delphic Edition
Meta: Friday random ten, search requests · 1 comment
... paper the less days you will have your period - no the physics of green flowers search result is nothing help! my new bra's are ...
1 Jun 2005: Academic Insecurity Builds Character
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, brain in a jar, impostor syndrome · 6 comments
... opportunities in their field - I mean, I knew a geophysics degree could get me a job with Exxon, but in retrospect I think it's shameful that I earned a B.S. in geophysics without ever encountering borehole geophysics or environmental geophysics, for example. Figuring out how to do this ...
19 Apr 2005: Don’t Think When You Link
Links: electromagnetism, let's all preserve the status quo, Roman Catholicism · no comments
... will appreciate this one: instant physics problem solutions. Another old white man assumes power. Film at ...
23 Mar 2005: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?
Links, Science: geoblogosphere · 32 comments
... Or are we being discriminated against by our colleagues in physics and biology? The following are all the active earth science bloggers ... european Elizabeth - Yalie majoring in Geology and Geophysics Juan Penalosa The Oil Drum - Peak oil production and sustainable ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 7 comments
... Day Permanent Red. Unless it is a discussion of historical physics research papers qua literature and the broader cultural narratives ...
19 Apr 2004: Crackpot Internet Scientist of the Week
Links: crackpots, electromagnetism · 4 comments
... to all those pesky unresolved questions your high school physics teacher refused to talk about, like: Q: How can a fridge magnet ...
15 Apr 2004: Oh Boy an Earthquake!
Science: · 10 comments
... a geophysicist, god dammit. And someone's been sucking the physics right out of geophysics, to replace it with stupid not-at-all trendy math: Keilis-Borok's team ...
25 Mar 2004: Pasadena: My Neighbors Have Nice Flowers
Human Fuzzies: intellectual elitism, Pasadena, urban planning, urban sprawl · 1 comment
... walking distance!). Even though it took a degree in geophysics to shake my native Midwestern skepticism, I've finally learned to ...
7 Mar 2004: Investing With Your Values
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, investing, money, socially responsible investment · 3 comments
... from analogies between ethical investments and quantum physics. They do, however, use the phrase "evolutionary dance" more than once. ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... treats the humanities; mention a major with the word "physics" in it and everybody (modulo mathematicians) thinks you're smart. ...
12 Jun 2003: That Explains Everything
Links, Science: crackpots, lazy journalism, nanoscience · no comments
... of nanotech stems from the simple fact that the laws of physics don't apply at the molecular level. Shit! My degree is worthless! ...
27 May 2003: Quiescent like a Chicken with its Head Chopped Off
Meta, Personal: diary · no comments
... the hardened Army aesthetic, but as long as I. keeps doing physics with me he can ogle whatever he wants. ** I think I know how I'm going ...
11 May 2003: No Swift For Me
Personal: · 1 comment
... done with classes yet. I coud still theoretically flunk physics and not graduate, and in any case I've got three weeks of class plus ...
18 Apr 2003: Creeping Paranoia
Personal: anxiety, grades · 2 comments
... into pumpkins and failures. It doesn't help at all that my physics professor is very very pregnant, and the TA in charge of grading the ...
22 Feb 2003: Cartoon Driving Television
Personal: dreams · no comments
... mundane dreams lately. Mostly computer-using physics dreams, plus a couple nights ago, I dreamed I was watching a new ...
9 Dec 2002: 19 down, 30 to go
Personal, Politics: · 11 comments
... having my wisdom teeth pulled. Vicodin, Harry Potter, no physics, and soup - what more could I ask for? Meanwhile, I'd like to train the ...
16 Nov 2002: Someone’s Dinner
Meta: · no comments
... to hit a bout of self-pity (conveniently overwhelming my physics set) someone comes along to remind me of the good things in ...
5 Nov 2002: None of the Above
Personal, Politics: California politics, Gray Davis, US party politics · no comments
I was taking my last midterm this afternoon when a car drove by, with a speaker mounted on top, telling me to Vote Democrat in the same voice you'd use to tell people to Please Disperse Immediately after you'd found a great sale on pepper spray. It was qui ...
9 Oct 2002: Modulo Alphabet Song
Human Fuzzies: alphabets, pronunciation · 4 comments
... use of "to be". But Yami sad! Yami like zee! Yami go do physics. Meep meep, meep, meep ...
30 Sep 2002: Tree Punching
Personal, Teaching: academia, course scheduling · 3 comments
... very bored, so here's the schedule. Topics in Classical Physics - the title is disingenuous; this is actually an intermediate course in ...
12 Sep 2002: Eating Glop
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... going to happen to me next month. School will start, and physics will stream from my every orifice in great torrents. I'm saving up a ...
11 Sep 2002: New Moon Over Kentucky
Science: moons, planetary science · 2 comments
Possibly the coolest thing to happen this year: Earth got a new moon - or else it's just another piece of space garbage, the astronomers haven't reached a consensus yet. This moon, unlike the disgustipating "second moon" Cruithne, apparently has a proper o ...
13 Jun 2002: The Universe Is Expanding
Uncategorized: guest posts · 3 comments
... it's starting right here. Here's something else for the physics buffs: how does stuff manage to expand in transit from a dorm room to a ... the room and threatens to spill over. I don't think my physics class ever covered this ...
9 Jun 2002: Crapulous
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... is geophysics? Is it like geology? Or is the difference as mysterious to some of us ...
7 Jun 2002: A quiz
Whimsy: goofy analogies, guest posts · 6 comments
30 May 2002: Someone Wants Naked Sorority Frolicking
Whimsy: fan mail, search requests · 3 comments
... of things like "penis enlarge hack," "rhymes with green," "physics of a pogo stick" and, disturbingly, "Tinka pee site." Putting my entry ...
12 May 2002: Opening Lines
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: · 7 comments
... (Europe on a Shoestring) The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, continuing the policy of the past, is being revised at frequent intervals. (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - duh) It's an interesting exercise that admits but one conclusion: no ...
Personal: · no comments
... that yes, my right sandal really is in the box with my old physics notes, I'm out the door without a scratch on me. Hooray! It's only when ...
5 Apr 2002: Starry-Eyed Youths
Personal: · no comments
... the professors friendly? or what about a triple major in physics, astronomy and literature? The official Campus Fun Fun Weekend is two ... like to be whacked with a stout cane every time you do a physics problem - that's discipline! And get the hell off my lawn! More to say. ...
16 Feb 2002: vapid
Links: · no comments
... largely on trust: About six months ago Rick in the Physics machine shop was asked by a young woman he thinks was from Geology if ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... grad students. Conversely, there are women all over the geophysics faculty at the University of Copenhagen. While I was there, I could let ...
26 Jan 2002: People At My School
Teaching: learning, mathematics, seismology · no comments
... on this campus who shall remain anonymous (coughcoughthephysicsdepartmentcough). Alas, his class is right after lunch, so with full ...
17 Jan 2002: It Wasn’t Joan Jett
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... but the ratio was noticeably worse than any graduate physics course I've accidentally barged in on. The program itself, of course, ...
11 Jan 2002: Flamingo Lips
Personal: blue sky, cult movement, embouchure, paying attention, peach, trumpet-playing, writing style · no comments
... plots of grass and the contrast of the peach physics building with the alternately pale and bright blue sky, not to mention ... I can find one that'll make me never have to do another physics set ever again. Yeah. Meanwhile, the contents of my suitcase, which ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... also encourage everyone to go check out Introduction to Geophysics, the prof there is very talented and engaging and if you petition, it ... research is the kind of thing that brought me into geophysics. Mmm, deep earth structure and low-velocity zones at the core-mantle ...
17 Dec 2001: Look! It’s the Internet!
Personal: · no comments
... Fucking Obvious Fact of the Day is this: doing physics all day makes me cross and ranty. Today's target is from the New York ...
28 Nov 2001: I’ll take your course schedule and…
Personal: Caltech, course scheduling · no comments
... made two terms of continuum mechanics a prerequisite for Physics of the Earth's Interior - this was my advisor's fault, he'll be getting ... obliterated almost all of the useful undergraduate geophysics courses. I have to fulfill an "option electives" requirement, which ...
17 Nov 2001: jeg var…
Personal: diary, words · no comments
... a big ol' stick? I was going to double major in math and physics, and I was looking forward to utter crap humanities classes. I also had ...
4 Nov 2001: two meme things
Whimsy: memes · no comments
... books that made you think the Tao Te Ching Thermal Physics - where "think" really means "want to kill things" two books you ...
9 Sep 2001: verbal thinker
Personal: · no comments
... the face with how much easier certain aspects of math and physics would be if I were a better spatial thinker. I have a tendency to talk ...
28 Jul 2001: an audience at last!
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... to smack them, or at least say something super-geeky about physics and how real parties have a two-story plywood structure and custom ...
5 Jul 2001: Here we go again
Meta: · no comments
... option. Sometimes, though, the project survives all my physics sets. We'll ...