Monthly Archives: August 2016

Gratitude List (Aug. 24-30)

Meeting with an old friend from high school while they were visiting Rapid City! Meeting my wife’s colleagues at the President’s welcome picnic Starting to implement an active learning technique in my graduate physics class First group meeting of the … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 60

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 60 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of Columbia … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Aug. 17 – 23)

I took the opportunity to ask a question of the President of SDSM&T at the Fall Convocation Someone later complimented me on the question Gathering with graduate students and my wife at the Firehouse after Qualifying Exams Watching a thunderstorm … Continue reading

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The World Wide Web, brought to you by Particle Physicists!

Internaut day is being celebrated around the world on 23 August to mark the invention of the World Wide Web. An “internaut” is a person who possesses a thorough knowledge of how to use the Internet and its history. But what is the … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 59

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 59 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Aug. 10 – 16)

Meeting with one of the people in charge of funding for my research Interesting closing talks at the conference Being part of a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in which I focused on the articles for Fermilab and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 58

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 58 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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What I can carry on my bike

Yesterday, on my bike, I brought back from the Black Hills Farmers Market A large musk melon 6 peaches 4 ears of corn 2 small heads of cabbage 6 small cucumbers A bunch of tomatoes 16 oz. bottle of kombucha 13 … Continue reading

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Particle Physics Helping A Little Girl “kicking cancer’s Arse!”

Amy’s story became famous because her brother found her tumor in a tickle fight. It caught my attention because her cancer may be treated with a particle accelerator, just one of the ways particle physics research has given unexpected benefits … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 3 – 9)

A ride from our friends to the Holland bus station Safe bus trip to Chicago Navigating our way to our hotel A helpful CTA agent Spending a great evening with friends in the suburbs (Aug. 3) Getting to the ICHEP … Continue reading

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