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ajb

I like to start my research talks with a quote. I may try the same for my undergraduate teaching. I was thinking 'Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell! ' Pinhead, Hellraiser II.
May 24, 2015
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    imatfaal
    “I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does...”
    Tom Petty
    May 24, 2015
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ajb

I won first prize in the poster competition. The prize is to give a talk at the conference!
May 14, 2015
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    MonDie
    Posters are lame. Congratulations on winning the lame prize.
    May 21, 2015
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    ajb
    I agree that posters are not the idea way of communicating. But then they were never intended to be. Posters should be a a kind of advert along the lines of what you would tell someone your work is about when in a lift. Details are for the paper.

    May 21, 2015
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    MonDie
    Yes, visual arts are useful. Sometimes they communicate more effectively than words. I was only being hard on you. ;)
    May 21, 2015
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Unity+

I am wondering, was the failure of the Space X landing due to the design of the rocket or just a malfunction/non-working part?
May 06, 2015
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Unity+

I am wondering, was the failure of the Space X landing due to the design of the rocket or just a malfunction/non-working part?
May 06, 2015
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Unity+

I am wondering, was the failure of the Space X landing due to the design of the rocket or just a malfunction/non-working part?
May 06, 2015
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physica

got a conditional offer for UCL!!! interview was hard, just loads of physics questions
May 04, 2015
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    physica
    here is the structure of the msc https://www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/admissions/msc/physics
    May 05, 2015
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    ajb
    I did my masters at Sussex. I really enjoyed it. I learnt a little, but I was very prepared for it. I think I annoyed the quantum field theory lecturer a few times by being the only one able to answer his questions almost instantly.

    May 06, 2015
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    Prometheus
    So, Kings or UCL?
    May 08, 2015
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Lightmeow

I officially tested out of Pre-Calc so I will be able to take AP Calc as a junior!
May 04, 2015
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    imatfaal
    Sorry - different education system. What does that mean? I hope it is good news :-)
    May 05, 2015
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    Lightmeow
    Most people take calculus as a senior. Because I tested out of a class that is required to take Calculus, I can take it a year early, so I basically skipped a grade in math.
    May 05, 2015
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    imatfaal
    Nice one
    May 05, 2015
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IAstroViz

Thinking about stuff to post...
May 04, 2015
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imatfaal

Stand up, all victims of oppression For the tyrants fear your might Don't cling so hard to your possessions For you have nothing if you have no rights
May 01, 2015
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    MonDie
    really nice guy
    May 02, 2015
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    too-open-minded
    I feel like culturally the general population values general consumer products more so than education. Yeah in a sense we're taken advantage of, their's the elite tyrants who turned college into a profit center. Among many other things. But the general population doesn't care, it's partly our own fault.
    May 02, 2015
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Unity+

Ladies and gents, warp drive has just been invented.
May 01, 2015
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    Unity+
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-08/07/10-qs-about-nasa-impossible-drive I would think this article gave some explanation as to the controversey though. Wired might just be sensationalist, though.
    May 01, 2015
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    too-open-minded
    The Alcubierre drive? Or is this different?
    May 02, 2015
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    ajb
    That is different to EM drives.

    May 03, 2015
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ajb

The mechanics paper is now online. I will blog about this when the interview is online. http://iopscience.iop.org/1751-8121/48/20/205203/article
Apr 29, 2015
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Unity+

That moment when you thought the exam was today, but then check to realize it is next week. Luckily I didn't study at all before today. :))
Apr 28, 2015
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    MonDie
    He said we only have to study the first page of the study guide. Crazy, I know.
    Apr 28, 2015
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physica

got an interview for UCL!! pressure is now on
Apr 27, 2015
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    imatfaal
    Are these research based masters or taught courses? And good luck at UCL
    Apr 28, 2015
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    physica
    these are taught masters, I don't think I know enough to do a research masters yet, hoping to do mres/phd the year afterwards

    May 01, 2015
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    imatfaal
    sensible choice - taught masters are fun courses; really enjoyed mine
    May 02, 2015
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moth

All you need is nand
Apr 27, 2015
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ajb

Symposium on a Saturday morning...
Apr 25, 2015