[Update: It is Sunday night, not tonight. See upcoming post.] If you’re a fan of the Da Vinci Code and interested in the new film Angels and Demons (or even if you’re not), do check back here tomorrow (Friday) for some news of something on TV tomorrow night about it. Apparently there is actual physics playing a role in the film/book. (I play a small role in this film about the movie, which will be aired tomorrow.) But I am way too tired now to blog it (and the shooting thereof), and so will do so tomorrow. So check back.
Remember a couple of weeks ago I was mentioning an outbreak of schoolboy(-like) giggles from my physics 408b class due (it turns out, if you did the homework on the equation) to some audience-perceived off-colour hidden joke in some of the material I was presenting? (I’m still a bit embarrassed since I had no intention of making the joke they saw.) Well, just a couple of days later, I was witness to it again, but this time it was in a lecture by someone else, and the audience was mostly professors, and it was one of my esteemed colleagues who couldn’t help himself and broke out giggling. Well, actually, there was a short loud guffaw which burst out. So you see, even the fine upstanding citizens can submit to juvenile giggles.
Let me tell the story. We had the eminent evolutionary biologist Patricia Gowaty (UCLA) give an excellent talk entitled “Darwin and Gender”, as part of the College Continue reading ‘Professors Do It Too’