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Hi, I'm new around here. I'm a chemist, I work for a gov't research lab in the US and teach organic chemistry at a community college.

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Greetings, live long and prosper, and I come in peace (or pieces: easy to assemble).

 

I was a computer programmer (ancient times = b4 Bill Gates) and was laid off in 2009.

 

My original degree was a BS in Physics, so I decided to go back to grad school and get my teacher certification.

 

I was just hired and am looking forward to my first year teaching HS.

 

I have a ham extra class license although I have not had time to pursue that hobby recently, plus my antenna needs repair and can't afford it right now.

 

I love math, physics, chemistry, Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia.

 

I am male and have been happily married for 37 years; have also raised 5 children. No current pets but may obtain one once financially stable again.

 

I have strong Christian beliefs but do not adhere to a particular denomination. I see God's handiwork in all the minute details of our beautiful universe.

 

My hero was Albert.

 

I am currently extremely upset with both political parties. My current political belief is that all elected officials at the state and federal level should pay the utility bills for the buildings in which they work, live, hold court, etc. out of their own pockets. That would really make them "go green".

 

I just thought the above was a little better than "Hi, I'm new."

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Hello there all! Gas Bag from Downunder has arrived!

I hope to get (and offer) some help, here and there.....hopefully without breaking (too many) forum rules.

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hello,

 

I'm a PhD candidate in chemical engineering from France. I'm fascinated by adsorption science and technology since that is the subject of my PhD research. But I have interest in the other areas of science, too.

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Hello there all! Gas Bag from Downunder has arrived!

I hope to get (and offer) some help, here and there.....hopefully without breaking (too many) forum rules.

 

Hi there gasbag!

 

Welcom to the SFN, I hope you enjoy your stay here with us.

I'm from downunder too.

 

Where are you located? :)

Edited by Mr Rayon

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I thought for any new members that we have, it might be nice to introduce yourself. feel free to do so here :)

Dear Sir

my name is M. Reza Tirgan my address is 514 East ressalat Av. Tehran, Iran, postal code 16497 Tehran. My college is The French school Saint-Louis, Tehran, I have educated in the field of physics & chemistry MS of science in Tehran University. I have research works in Tehran University , Tarbiat moalem , Beheshti (Melli) universities. I have 67 age olds you can find my research work in the field of theoretical physics in my website " Hparticles.com"

We remain

M. Reza Tirgan

 

 

 

I thought for any new members that we have, it might be nice to introduce yourself. feel free to do so here :)

Dear Sir

my name is M. Reza Tirgan my address is 514 East ressalat Av. Tehran, Iran, postal code 16497 Tehran. My college is The French school Saint-Louis, Tehran, I have educated in the field of physics & chemistry MS of science in Tehran University. I have research works in Tehran University , Tarbiat moalem , Beheshti (Melli) universities. I have 67 age olds you can find my research work in the field of theoretical physics in my website " Hparticles.com"

We remain

M. Reza Tirgan

 

 

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Hi I'm a chemical engineer student from Colombia, I hope to make new friends and learn a lot of stuff here, also contribute other users and the forum in general...

¬¬, don't blame me for my english, really sucks...

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I have just joined and this looks a great forum..so much I want to settle down and read!!

I am not a professional as many of you seem to be, nor am I qualified in anything. I am just an average woman interested in quantum and string theory, parallel universes and the whole speculative frontier of science.

I hope there is room in the back for a passenger :rolleyes:

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Hi,

 

My name is Joe. My topic of interest in this forum is a clarification of string theory and the possible geometric structures of energy that may be present using Planck length strings. My life long interests, though not my career, have been in the way things work. An interest that ranges from the ridiculously simple to the super complex.

 

My hopes are that this forum will provide some additional information on how the LHC can provide information on the structure of quantum particles through the destruction of those structures. I speak not of the parts of parts, but of how they were put together. A hypothesis that I have spent over 4 years developing seems to answer many questions of energy and matter through envisioned and modeled structures of energy. My focus has been primarily on the E in Einstein's theory of Special Relativity. We know what it does, but what does it look like?

 

My limited math skills may have lead me astray, but my sense of geometric truth pushes me forward.

 

I have been frequently disappointed by sarcastic comments of aloofness by individuals who write of what they do not know. I also write of what I do not know, but hopefully it is always with a vision of clarity based on what I can illustrate, and explain. This is a difficult subject to talk about, but thankfully great minds before ours have given us most of the words and formulas against which we can test our ideas. I always look forward to opinions that will negate my hypothesis with truthful knowledge.

 

Basically I have a belief that almost all of the science has been done and now we only need to find the correct perception of what we now know to be true as well as what we think might be true. I welcome all engaging, non-sarcastic, conversation.

 

I have just joined and this looks a great forum..so much I want to settle down and read!!

I am not a professional as many of you seem to be, nor am I qualified in anything. I am just an average woman interested in quantum and string theory, parallel universes and the whole speculative frontier of science.

I hope there is room in the back for a passenger :rolleyes:

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I spent 20 years in the US Navy, retiring from active duty in 2003. I had earned my Associate's Degree in Electronics in 1996, but it was hard to complete the last several semesters of lab-intensive coursework for my BSEE due to military and family commitments. After my retirement from active duty, I worked at the Naval Research Laboratory in DC as a contractor for a year, after which the funding for my position dried up. The Veterans Administration (VA) determined that I had a service-connected disability, and so they would pay for me to go back to school and finish my undergraduate degree. I was living in the very expensive area around DC and could hardly afford to attend school full-time and survive on the small living stipend the VA pays, even with tuition, books, fees, and special equipment paid for. Though I grew up in South Dakota, I never dreamed ofreturning there to live for any length of time, but it is cheap to live there and there is a decent science and engineering school in my hometown.

 

I ended up switching majors from EE to Interdisciplinary Science (IS)with a focus on science communication and the public understanding of science. Though many of my fellow science and engineering students were undoubtedly more gifted than I in their narrow areas of study, I was concerned by how uninformed, and uninterested, they appeared to be in areas outside the necessary, yet artificial, boundaries of their respective disciplines (and yes, there was the issue of my personal "glass ceiling" in my mathematical aptitude). In defense of the "hard" science/engineering majors, the amount of study required to obtain such a degree today makes it entirely possible to graduate with honors and yet know little about how we came to know what we know about the cosmos. Not being a "hard" science/engineeringmajor, students like myself were generally thought of as "rejects"from the really tough majors. Unlike many of my fellow IS majors though, I do have a full year of physics and calculus, a semester of differential equations, and upper-level coursework in biology and geology. Exhibiting my usual sense of lousy timing, I graduated in December 2008. As the economy spiraled downward, I saw many of the engineering students I graduated with loose the good-paying jobs they had negotiated. As an aspiring science writer/communicator, I am fortunate to have a job that, while at first seems to have no connection at all to my undergraduate major, allows me the opportunity to explore how people think and reason.

 

I am an autodidact and voracious reader by nature and there is virtually no area of human inquiry that does not fascinate me. My intellectual heroes are Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Neil deGrasseTyson, Richard Dawkins, to name but a few. I joined this forum to be able to network and interact with others having similar interests and to occasionally bounce my thoughts off those who are more expert in physics than I.

 

And I am still trying to get the heck out of South Dakota.

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New member. 20 years old, living with my parents looking for a job after graduating from a community college in the spring.

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hi all, richard here. just snooping around the beautiful world of science, and hoping to find a few people with interesting ideas. especially concerning propulsion systems that are capable of bending the laws of physics.

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Hello all!

 

My name's Trane, and I'm a multimedia professional by trade, but a novice inventor in my spare time... I'm eager to learn about EM field manipulation and ferro fluids! I've got a science project in mind... I'd like to come up with a way to measure the "RIGIDITY" of ferro fluid under the influence of an EM field. But I'd like to see if it's possible to inject ferro fluid into a balloon, bag, or bladder, filling it with no air pockets... then applying a magnetic field from OUTSIDE the bladder in hopes to manipulate the bladder's shape. I want to measure how rigid the fluid in the bag gets.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can scientifically measure the rigidity? I'd like to come out with some kind of pounds per square inch model.... but I'm not sure how to set up that kind of measurement.

 

Any suggestions?

 

My goal is to see if it's possible to create primitive shapes like cubes, globes, and cones out of the baggie filled with ferro fluid. And to see how solid they can become.

 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

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I am a theoretical physicist working on the foundations of modern physics. My Website (short URL) is JPhysics.org

 

Alex Mayer

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I thought for any new members that we have, it might be nice to introduce yourself. feel free to do so here :)

 

 

Name: Vilas Kamalakar Tamhane

Gender: Male

Age: 69 years old

Qualifications: Electrical Engineer

Nationality: Indian

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I'm an expert in scientific instruments and looking forward to contributing on this forum.

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Hello everyone. My name is Cleveland. I am a software engineer and specialize in multimedia applications using C++. I have over 9 years professional experience in the casino gaming industry and have over 20 slot machines that I have designed and implemented; all of which are class 2 gaming devices. I am going back to college this fall to obtain a degree in Physics. I am not sure where I want to specialize, but I'm really excited about being able to model complex physical systems in the near future.

 

The reason why I have joined this forum is to find people to discuss a theory I have recently developed relating to special relativity. I am not looking for ignorant remarks, or put downs. I can find those just about anywhere. What I do want, is to engage in an intellectual conversation as to why I may be right or wrong. I have a feeling that I am correct. However, I am open to any and all debates and will withdraw my arguments if someone can convince me of a proof as to why I am incorrect. I will post a link to my write up, once I locate the appropriate section to post a link.

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I am a theoretical physicist working on the foundations of modern physics. My Website (short URL) is JPhysics.org

 

Alex Mayer

 

Your website don't look supporting mainstream cosmology. But you are a physicist, aren't you? I can't wait for your interventions here.

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Hey there! I found this forum because I have always tried to participate in other subjects, but I eventually went crazy because I couldn't relate to any of the stuff, so I remembered that I like science and googled science forum, and found this. I hope I become a respected user here one day, unlike the other forums.

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I am new here. I'm a computer programmer by trade.

 

 

 

 

Most of my hobbies revolve around history but I have keen interest in all aspects of science. I'm hoping I can expand my understanding of the formation of the universe, especially the early periods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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