- Perimeter Institute is now accepting postdoc applications for the next academic year. More info on the website. The deadline is Nov 5.
- The German Media Group Burda joins the Seed Media Group to introduce science blogs in Germany. According to FAZ.net they call their target group 'Leonardos', defined as 'young people who are interested in science, but also politics and arts' (you further ought to be living in a metropolis and have a decent salary, just so you know). Marcel Reichart, Burda's CEO in Research and Development, hopes 'science blogs as media markets of the next generation could bridge the gap between science and the public'. (Thanks to Stefan).
- Flip has started an interesting series of posts around the Web2.0, so far there is Part I and Part II. Since I was about to utter something about that topic as well, I encourage you to read these really informative exposes first.
- In the spirit of yesterday's discussion about the many mathematical worlds, here is a remark from Achim Kempf that I thought might humor you, made at the end of Max Tegmark's colloquium here at PI last Winter (the very last minute of the audio):
- "If I understood you correctly there would be part of the universe where everything is pretty much the same as here [...] You would be there, we would be here, but you'd be telling us exactly the opposite - so why should I believe you?"
According to Garrett, the answer is that a Tegmark telling the opposite wouldn't be as pretty.
Saturday's talk that caused me to wake up in the early morning from a dream in which I was a holomorphic function, is now online.
- Spell check wants to replace 'holomorphic' with 'Hallmark', so much about the Mathematical Universe.
- Neil informs us that today CBS starts a new series Big Bang Theory - according to their website 'a new comedy that shows what happens when two hyperintelligent scientists meet a beautiful woman'. Once again, I am happy not to own a TV. Let's hope they explain at least the basics of string theory, it could come in handy every now and then.
- If one turns the PI logo around it reads Id.
- I got a salary increase for sitting around a whole year without doing anything too obviously embarrassing. Therefore, here is my conclusion from the Many World's at 50 conference that ended today:
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl"~Madonna
- Have a nice day