Mia and I knew her from Clann Tartan, the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games, and Convergence. She had a wide range of interests, was knowledgeable, energetic, cheerful, always helpful, and always caring. We miss her.
Irish Class, July 14, 2014
Rang Gaeilge, 14ú lá Mí na Iúil 2014
Labhair mé faoi Convergence
We had arrived at a very specific candidate theory of the strong interaction, one based on precise, beautiful equations. And we had specific, quantitative proposals for testing it.
Irish Class, October 1, 2012
Rang Gaeilge, an 1ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2012
A talk at Chicon 7. Friday, August 31, 2012. This was one of the best science talks I have heard in my life.
So You Want to Discover the Higgs Boson?
The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva recently announced the
discovery of the Higgs Boson, the particle long theorized to give mass to matter. But how do physicists detect particles… and how do we know this one is the Higgs? Hear a Ph.D. physicist teach the basics of particle detector technology (no physics background required!) and answer your questions about the massive machines used to study the smallest stuff in nature.
Notes from a panel at Chicon 7. Saturday, September 1, 2012, with weblinks and occasional
Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory
The Mars Science Laboratory has the ambitious mission to study the
climate, geology, and potential for life of Mars. Weeks after landing,
what have we learned? What do we expect to find out in the coming
I can think of a local science fiction convention that could use this hotel, except that Hilbert did not say how to deal with the congestion at the elevators. An exercise for the reader, I suppose.
Adjacent to the hotel one may eat like royalty at either Burger King or Dairy Queen.