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Interview with +Anthony Scopatz and +Katy Huff discussing their new book. Read the interview to find Katy's challenge.
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I'm looking for a postdoc to come do research with my group - preferably with an applied math and/or computer science background: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00618
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Cycling makes an interesting analogy for understanding microagressions. Shared with me by  +Tracy Teal .
Cycling is awfully similar to being a woman
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What a difference a week makes
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This song was the low hanging fruit in a cubicle earworm game in summer 1991 - the goal was to quietly hum a song in order to get it stuck in the head of the guy I shared an office with.  This song made it easy...
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P.S. I think this was before the term "earworm" was invited though.
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I got my pre-release e-book already.
 
We are excited to finally be releasing "Effective Computation in Physics - Field Guide to Research with Python" published by O'Reilly Media. This has been a labor of us over the past year. You can purchase the book here (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920033424.do) or check out our website (http://physics.codes/) for more information.

We are hoping for friendly technical review comments from readers. We will be incorporating these as we go.  Please understand that as an early release, parts of this book remain "raw and unedited." Many updates have already been made which may not be yet pushed up to the early release version.

We would love to see this be a supplemental course textbook, used as an introduction for new graduate or undergraduate students in research, and so on. if you are an educator and want to use this book in such a capacity, we'd love to hear from you. Now is your opportunity to influence the final product to best fit your needs!
Effective Computation in Physics. Now available from O'Reilly Media in an early release ebook format! Finally! Effective Computation in Physics is a manual for starting up or honing your programming and software skills even though your background is in the physical sciences or engineering.
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Never heard of it before.  Now I will have to look it up.  Something more to learn...
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Yesterday was momentous for math, women, and Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani, first female Fields medalist.
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
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Following +Chris Dolan's lead... I'll be happy to help anyone find a safe biking route to work and even ride with you a couple of times to help you get into the groove.  I'm sure we can beat Portland, OR, despite the climate difference 
 
Americans are discovering bikes. Though still a fraction of a percent of all US commuters, bike commuting has grown by 60% in the past ten years - a real movement. Do you bike to work?
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Great archive of photos of Women in Science from the Smithsonian.
In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) is pleased to present a sampling of images documenting women scientists and engineers from around the world, most of whom were pioneers in their respective fields, or were the first women to receive advanced graduate degrees in their discipline. Throughout March since 2009, the Archives has posted groups of photographs showing women scien...
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My first attempt with AutoAwesome - not the most intuitive interface...
Skiing near Banff!
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Nuclear Engineering Professor
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  • U. Wisconsin-Madison
    Nuclear Engineering Professor, 2001 - present
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Sustainable nuclear energy researcher @ UW-Madison
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics, 1992 - 1999
  • University of Toronto
    Engineering Science, 1988 - 1992
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