Tag Archives: nanoscience

`Surface’ Tension

After an extended vacation from writing on the internet for public consumption, and from writing period (back surgery’s a bitch, friends), I thought it would be nice to put some things I’ve been thinking out for you all to read. … Continue reading

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On ‘On Being the Right Size’

A colleague recently pointed me an article by J.B.S. Haldane, of population genetics fame, entitled “On Being the Right Size.” It’s a good read and quick, and in it Haldane talks about evolution as a “struggle to increase surface in … Continue reading

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Abstract for an upcoming talk

Here are some things I’m going to talk about next week. It summarizes where I am in some of my thinking about dissertation research. If anyone wants to hear more and will be in Philadelphia, stop by! Nanochemistry studies materials … Continue reading

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What, Why and How

In a recent interview with Atlantic Monthly, the philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin¬†gave an interesting response to the question of whether there can be a philosophy of dark energy: There can be a philosophy of anything really, but it’s perhaps … Continue reading

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