Monthly Archives: February 2016

I’ve never thought about math this way before!

Is mathematics important primarily because it does such a good job of serving the sciences? … People do not go around demanding real-world applications of literature. Fiction is in fact fictional, and people don’t get particularly excited about reading just … Continue reading

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Waffles With Whole Spelt Flour and Almond Milk

This recipe is adapted from Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles at Something Swanky. We have found it to be a delicious recipe that is free from dairy and the labor of whipping egg whites. Ingredients 2 cups whole spelt flour … Continue reading

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Listen for me live on SD Public Radio! (Feb. 26)

I will be interviewed on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio show Dakota Midday: Innovation about the recent discovery of gravitational waves! The live show will start at 11am Friday, Feb. 26 (tomorrow), and it will be archived online. Update: You can … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Feb. 10 – 23)

Since I didn’t publish one last week, this is a double-length edition Homemade chili from one of our graduate students Lunch with colleagues at Mongolian Grill (Feb. 10) The many thank-you cards we received from the students at Corral Drive Elementary, especially … Continue reading

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Dreamcorder: “Adventures in Florida”

I flew from Rapid City to Ft. Lauderdale on a direct flight, which is not possible in real life. I was obligated to take an ice cream trailer home, towing it with my bike. Unexpectedly, I had to actually make … Continue reading

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Interview About Gravitational Waves.

I was interviewed about gravitational waves. Watch for me on the local NBC affiliate NewsCenter1 (KNBN) on channel 21.1 over the air on the 10pm news. Update: You can see the piece here: http://www.newscenter1.tv/story/31220894/gravitational-waves-study-confirmed

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When Black Holes, Physics, and Music Collide

The first direct detection of gravitational waves is a breakthrough in physics that will probably win a Nobel Prize, and the LIGO detectors are an astonishing feat of engineering. As Dr. Stuver at Living Ligo reminds us, One convenient feature of LIGO … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Feb. 3 – 9)

Sitting in on my colleague’s class to be better prepared for substituting for him on Friday (Jan. 5). Being complimented by a colleague on my “rugged” commitment to biking in winter We have many rehearsals before our concert on a … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Jan. 27 – Feb. 2)

The amazement and curiosity of the students at Corral Drive Elementary at our plasma globe and infinity mirror. All of the people who were involved in the elementary school event. The spectacular morning sky on the morning of Jan. 29. … Continue reading

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