Category Archives: Personal

Spiral density waves

There was an interesting (non-climate) paper in Science, by Laura Perez and colleagues, about Spiral density waves in a young protoplanetary discs. Essentially, they used the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) to observe a young stellar object (Elias 2-27) in … Continue reading

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Arguing online

Stephen Curry has an interesting article about how to have an argument on the internet. It discusses a rather amusing exchange on Twitter between Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s only MP, and Paul Nightingale, Professor of Science Policy at the University of … Continue reading

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A new exoplanet!

You might think I’m going to discuss the newly discovered explanet around Proxima Centauri, but – no – that’s pretty much been done to death. Instead, I thought I might tell you about our paper that was accepted on the … Continue reading

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Science communication

I came across a Guardian article called why scientists are losing the fight to communicate science to the public. The only polite way I can describe it is missing the point entirely. The article was motivated by Brian Cox’s appearance … Continue reading

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Open thread?

I’ve never had an Open Thread, and this probably isn’t really one either, hence the question mark. I’m reasonably busy at the moment, and have less interest in this than I once had, so have been wondering what I should … Continue reading

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Still on holiday

We’re back from our camping trip, but am still on holiday. Haven’t quite worked out what to do for the next few days, but I’m sure we’ll think of something. We had a really good time camping in Northumberland. The … Continue reading

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I haven’t got really got anything to say other than we’re off tomorrow to go camping for a few days, and then I’m meant to have organised something else to do after that, but haven’t yet. However, I will probably … Continue reading

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