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A little bit of sociology of science?

I recently published a paper on turbulence in discs around young stars. The basic conclusion was that turbulence tends to inhibit, rather than promote, a potential planet formation process. However, rather than talk about the paper itself, I thought I … Continue reading

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Science; it’s complicated

I mentioned, a while ago, that I’d been at a meeting and had an idea for a post. Well, this is my attempt to articulate what I thought at that meeting. A good deal of my own research involves trying … Continue reading

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Some of my own science, for a change

There’s not much point in running a science blog if you don’t discuss your own research now and again. The reason I had thought of writing about it is that, last week, I was at a meeting I had helped … Continue reading

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