I met George Zweig at a conference in Crete last Summer. He impressed me with the multidisciplinarity of his interests and his quite entertaining career. He has a degree in mathematics, and did quite a bit of experimental physics work before finally turning to theoretical physics; but he did not stay there for long...
But I do not want to summarize more of the interesting life of Zweig, since there is now an interview with George
on the online newsletter of the physics department of CERN, which is quite detailed and fascinating, and deserves a read. Enjoy!
As I mentioned in my review of the Chem C3000
, it’s sad that science kits usually can’t compete with more mainstream stuff like Guitar Hero. They also tend to be pricey, but the upside is that online and brick-and-mortar stores will carry chemistry sets, microscopes, etc. and since these things usually don’t sell well for the Christmas season, you can often find them after Christmas at a significantly reduced cost.
As you already know, I posted a review of the Thames&Kosmos Chem C3000 chemistry set here.
[note: this blog, as written is insufficient. I will need to provide an action to clarify the nature of the proposal.]
"The senior signs the paper, the post-doc thinks, and the grad student executes"
F.S., explaining how the typical nucleus of analysis group in HEP works.
Given the flakiness and rush of shipping at this time of year, if you intend to order something online, you really need to do it today. Sure, you can take a flyer on next week but if you have Amazon Prime and its two-day free shipping, today is the way to go and remain drama free.
With that in mind, here are some cool science gifts, if you are still stumped:
About ten years ago, what is now the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the
University of Reading, was set up, to take over from individual EM units in
other departments by purchasing more modern equipment.
On of the
pleasures of working there was interaction with people from other departments,
and one particularly enjoyable excursion was doing pollen samples for people, so
introducing me to the science of Palynology
Kudos to Thames and Kosmos for getting their chemistry sets on the shelves at Barnes and Noble. They have these three introductory sets in the store: the “Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science Kit,” “The Chem C500,” and “The Chem c1000.” Sadly, the chemistry set has to compete with the Xbox One and the Play Station 4 so, if there’s any money left over for after Christmas sales you’ll at least have the opportunity to browse the three sets in the store—pick up the box, feel its weight, read the back of the box for the contents and information about the experiments that can be done with these kits. You’ll have time to use your Google-fu to look up reviews for the kits.
his examination of health care globalization,
theoretical framework of teaching preparation called The 5-Step, 5-Cycle
Teaching Model was developed as a consequence of assessing the teaching styles
(TS) employed, the learning styles (LS) catered to, and the achievement of the
students in engineering chemistry course for my Ph.D.