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Entries from September 2008

Berkeley tree protesters have climbed down!

September 12th, 2008 No Comments

The animal rights / environmental activists in Boulder certainly don’t seem to be deterred by this new development though… http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/us/10tree.html

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Kickball

September 8th, 2008 No Comments

Debbie Jin and Eric Cornell’s labs occasionally team up and challenge Jun Ye’s (enormous) lab to compete in feats of strength. Yesterday, we played kickball at a local elementary school. We lost, but it was still awesome. We’ll be ready for ’em next time.

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Gravel Slip and Slide

September 8th, 2008 No Comments

Over the last weekend, I got a group of first-years together to bike out to Homer Lake and have a picnic. I picked the perfect day, the weather was great, the traffic was light, and everything was going well. Eight of us showed up to ride the 15 miles to the lake, but only six […]

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Skydiving!

September 7th, 2008 No Comments

It all started Friday night. I finally finished up a nasty bit of data analysis around 7pm, and decided the leave the rest for Monday. Then the prof walked in. “Did you get the numbers from the data you collected today?” he asked. “No, I was going to finish it Monday,” I replied. “We could […]

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Tuolumne Meadows

September 4th, 2008 No Comments

On day last week I was sitting in lab, and one of the grad students (Erin) came up to me and asked if I had any interest in taking a trip to Tuolumne Meadows for the three-day weekend. I had no idea what this place was, so Erin explained to me that it was a […]

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Of Wino’s and making things plural by adding ‘ s

September 1st, 2008 1 Comment

For those of you in the science “know” you might have heard recently about the mysterious results vortex surrounding PAMELA and what it might mean for a major breakthrough in the study of Dark Matter…more specifically a possibly first glimpse at real super symmetry! Or as I like to call it: “Holy crap, we need […]

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Thank You, Malcolm Cotton Brown.

September 1st, 2008 1 Comment

Last Spring was a time of particular insanity for me. I avoided dealing with lot of personal problems by burying myself in my work, which was of course pretty bad for both for me and my work. I managed to accomplish a lot of science anyways though, mostly relying on the good work I had […]

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