Iâ€™m always pleased to see this sign. It is at Heathrow, on the walk down the perpetually dingily lit underground corridors connecting the terminals, the tube, the
extortion Heathrow express, and the parking lots.
For a start, I generally like the idea that the ground floor of a building (the one you walk onto off the street) is the â€œzerothâ€ floor. (I mean no disrespect to this splendid country I live in, that has largely chosen otherwise, although every now and again in older buildings you see it.) So it is just great to see […] Click to continue reading this post
Well, it was only yesterday that I was telling the physics 100 class all about Special Relativity (lots of incredulous looksâ€¦. lots of reassurances, including: â€œYouâ€™re confused? Thatâ€™s ok! It is one of the greatest pieces of science of the 20th Centuryâ€¦ Itâ€™s not supposed to be trivialâ€¦.â€), but it seems like an age ago, and very distant. Thatâ€™s because Iâ€™m in Dublin today. (Pesky wormholes.)
Just for a few days.
Guinness will be involved, I imagine (yeah!), although it will not be the primary focus. (The pint in the photo to the right is from a previous trip.) [ … ] Click to continue reading this post