For a refreshingly straightforward point of view from a young person in the field who just wants to get on with doing some good physics with what seems like a promising approach, read Jonathan Shock’s description of his recent attendance of meetings (including the one to which I earlier referred) on heavy ion collisions and related physics. (See also an interesting comment by Xin-Nian Wang on the comment thread of my earlier post.) Jonathan gives some useful links to presentations on some of the attempts to model some of the new physics using string theory models.
The title? Oh, yes, he gets beaten up a bit by those around him for working on strings. Continue reading ‘Shocked Reaction’
Chad is giving more “Powerpoint technique” tips over on his blog.
I’d like to give a few tips of my own:
Learn to give a good 55 minute chalkboard (or whiteboard) talk first. Only then learn about how to give a talk with a computera.
Powerpoint?! Don’t use Powerpoint, for goodness sake! Use Keynoteb!!
[aRegardless of program you are using to project the talk. And am I the only one who Continue reading ‘My Powerpoint Advice’
On Friday and Saturday of this week (December 1st and 2nd), the next Southern California Strings Seminar will be happening! Itâ€™s a regional meeting for people doing research in string theory and related topics, and as Iâ€™ve said before, Iâ€™d especially like to see more young people come out and take part. We make a special effort to ask the speakers to spend a little time at the beginning of their talk setting the scene (speaking about motivations, what has gone before, etc) so that the series can be of great value to people who are trying to learn whatâ€™s going on in a particular topic at research level (this can be students, postdocs, or faculty, in fact).
If youâ€™re doing this kind of physics research anywhere in the Southern California region, and want to take part, please come. See the website for details, and try to let Continue reading ‘Southern California Strings Seminar’