Tag Archives: Physics

Interrupt that speaker!

For the next hour and a half or so you will stand up front, a set of prepared powerpoint slides behind you. We will play a game. You will try to talk and we will try to prevent you from … Continue reading

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How to get scientists to talk to each other

How often have you been at a small meeting and only found out on the last day how charming and interesting someone was? You meant to talk to them earlier, but somehow the moment never arose. There was a formal … Continue reading

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The trouble with theory

Don’t get me wrong. Without theory, we would not know what to look for, or why. We would not make predictions about patterns in nature. I would not have known to put unique marks on wasps, or to look at … Continue reading

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