Monthly Archives: December 2009

Reportage #2

I’m gearing up for the final push with this report now. It’s about half an hour away from New Year’s Eve and I’m sorting through references. Most people would consider this some breed of madness, but I live in the … Continue reading

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Reportage

Incidentally, I would write more, but sadly I don’t have much time for blogging at the moment. I’m still in the midst of writing this report. 5000-10000. Everything I’ve done over the past year. Well, the good news is that … Continue reading

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Twenty nine, 二十九, XXIX, 廿九, 11101 is a Størmer number, a Markov number, the fourth primorial prime number, a tetranacci number, and a Perrin number. It’s also the atomic number of copper and the mass of the second most stable … Continue reading

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2012: The apocalypse for UK optical astronomy

Well, the STFC announced their delightful set of reprioritisations today. The outlook? Not good. Especially not for those of us who’re still early in our scientific careers. I haven’t had a chance to look over it properly myself yet (a … Continue reading

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A brief respite

Just as an FYI, I am actually still alive (in case you were wondering). I’m just incredibly busy at the moment. I dream about a time, someday, when December won’t be an incredibly busy month. Unfortunately, I live in the … Continue reading

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