Friday, January 30, 2009

New phone test

I want to see if I can update my blog from my fancy new blackberry!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I've not written much recently, mostly because I've been super busy trying to write papers in between going to thousands of seminars a day.

I've been in Santa Barbara, California for the past two weeks, and have two more here after this one. I'm visiting the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, which is generally a nice place to do work (except for the fact that there are too many seminars happening all the time). Their concept is that if they bring together a lot of people who all work on the same thing, they'll inspire each other to solve Great Problems in Science. It's a good idea, and I've learned a lot in the past few weeks, but trying to actually complete things here is basically impossible.

I've also not been posting too much because I have a notebook that I've been writing in everyday, in the hope of not totally forgetting all the cool ideas I've had.

Things I've learned (not science related):
I don't like riding bikes anymore.
Buses never run even close to on time.
I don't really like walking a mile to and from a bus stop, but it beats biking.
The beach is somewhat overrated, double especially here, where it periodically smells like a petroleum factory (hint: it is!).

For my talk

(#3 of 4 that I'll be giving while in California. I tried redrawing it on a computer, and then gave up because it was taking too long.)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Port san luis

I just drove north.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009


I can has it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hollywood sign

From Griffith Observatory.

Monday, January 5, 2009


It's purple.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Free courtesy of the shit service of northwest airlines.


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Friday, January 2, 2009