time reversal

the stories of four physicists separated by the whims of fate

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January 29th, 2009 No Comments

I feel like I’m not getting very much work done, because I’m being pulled 3 different ways :< Well at least I still have time to appreciate the simple truths of life: the spinning top, makes sound



January 23rd, 2009 No Comments

It’s official I am now: Qualified. Not for heavy machinery (that would be cool) but to be a practictioner of the graduate student arts. My Quals turned out to be much easier than I thought they would, which was good. I spent the last 2 weeks rereading an Electricity and Magentism book and a Stat. […]


Speeding up again?

January 18th, 2009 No Comments

My Q is in just a few days, so I really don’t have time to say much except: This website is amazing, his “annual reports” are so cool that I wish I were friends with this guy. www.feltron.com can’t abide what i see there


Drawing with Crayons

January 10th, 2009 No Comments

This week has been going pretty badly…until now. Behold the first game I have bought in years! Crayon Physics Crayon Physics Deluxe from Petri Purho on Vimeo. It is in fact as fun as it looks. You can still play with a mouse, if you don’t have a totally new badass tablet. I have noticed […]


A Pithy Title

January 3rd, 2009 No Comments

I’m only in Andover for another day or two as I am driving back to Ithaca on Monday. I can finally say that I am done with all applications of any kind. Maybe this time that statement will stick for longer than a few months. I’m heading back to Ithaca early because I have my […]


The year of the red panda

January 1st, 2009 No Comments

First post of 2009! Wooooo! Unfortunately I am still doing applications. One more to go, NDSEG, and then I am all done. I’m also reading the fountainhead and it is amazing and awesome. aim free and so untrue



December 16th, 2008 1 Comment

if they sold cheese by the slice, swiss cheese would be the biggest rip off ever. and what was there, the perfect glare


another one bites the dust

December 16th, 2008 No Comments

Another term has come and gone. I’m unsure if I’ve mentioned this before, but without research, I’m pretty much just a glorified college student. Sure I teach classes, but when break rolls around, I actually go home because I have no work todo at school. In fact all of the first years at Cornell are […]

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More Steve Chu

December 11th, 2008 No Comments

Well I guess I am too late to talk about how awesome Steve Chu is. What I can tell you that Will hasn’t mentioned is that at least 3 of us on this blog had dinner with Steve Chu not so long ago. He was pretty cool, I think the only really hilarious anecdote I […]

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the infanta

November 16th, 2008 No Comments

This first term is kinda hard, looking for groups, writing essays for fellowships, taking classes, and teaching. So when an opportunity came around to have fun and forget about all the work I had to do, I took it. Ladies and gentlefolk, the decemberists with opening acts loch lomond and the walkmen. As you can […]