time reversal

the stories of four physicists separated by the whims of fate

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What am I up to?

October 27th, 2008 1 Comment

Whoops, I dropped off of the face of the earth for a while. What have I been up to? I guess I’ve been working a lot but that’s not news. Here is some news: I’m starting to notice that I live in mad scientist paradise. It’s crazy here: even my grocery store sells Make magazine. […]


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



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.


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 […]


Fantastic German Book from the 1930s

August 24th, 2008 No Comments

So, I want to learn German. I like the place, a lot of my family speaks the language, we’ve got friends in Germany, and learning a new language distracts me from the staggering lack of diversity in Boulder. And Bratwurst is delicious. I’m reading this book my grandfather gave me, the Elementary German Series Graded […]


Living in Boulder

August 22nd, 2008 No Comments

What can I say about Boulder? It’s like the Austin of Colorado. It all started in the 1960’s when every young American hippy dreamed of a fresh start and a new life Out West. Some of them ran out of gas or pot before they made it to California, and so they settled in Boulder. […]



August 11th, 2008 No Comments

I went on a road trip to Quebec with David and Jehan a few weeks ago, it was excellent. Apparently they speak French there! None of us knew any French, except for what we could learn from Flight of the Conchords.  But we still managed to survive somehow. Entering Canada We were welcomed to Canada […]



July 10th, 2008 No Comments

I’m moving to the desert soon.  It’s not as though the roads are lined with cow skulls and cactuses, the vultures won’t be circling over my head as I bike to work in the blistering sunlight or anything crazy like that.  But it is really dry in Colorado.  Green things don’t want to grow there […]


Old electronics

June 16th, 2008 No Comments

Ruth Is it possible to feel nostalgia for something that you’ve never experienced firsthand?  Even though I didn’t really become a computer geek until after the internet bubble burst, I definitely have a soft spot for old electronics. It’s not like I can remember owning one of these mythical computers for which Emacs was actually […]