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Rodolphe D'Inca
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Augmented discussions

I have finished to write the prototype of a pluginfor JupyterLab: it is a chat! But in addition to text, you can write and run code as if you were in a Jupyter notebook. And the other participants to the chat can see your code and the output.

I had the idea at the lab where we are using Jupyter notebooks to process the data. And a clear missing tool was a way to communicate while working on our notebooks. I thought first to write a simple messaging plugin for Jupyter. But I realized that it would be even better if we could use Jupyter to discuss. So now, we can exchange words, algorithms and data!

The difference with a collaborative notebook is that each user has his own session and his own cells; so you can use the kernel and the language of your choice without disturbing the others.

This looks like an interesting beginning.
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Ça va faire des vagues...
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I have proceeded with a major clean up of my circles. The purpose is to reduce the background noise. Since the are few tools to control it, I have decided to remove a big part of my circles and to focus on communities which are more topic-oriented. I try also to remove posts which give only links. Not that they are not interesting but Twitter is for this purpose me efficient since you have a dense layout and can browser the links faster.
So let's see if I can make G+ interesting again for me. There are plenty of bright people here; it would be a pity to lose them in the noise.
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My part 3 on the data processing platform for our plasma experiment. It is based on Jupyter and its narrative computing approach. I talk here about the return on experience we got after the first weeks of operation: pertinence of technical choices, usability and future improvements.
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I worked for JET & MP-IPP some 30 years ago, writing in FORTRAN. Python did
not yet exist! Much has changed since then. I later worked for HST in C,
ESRF in C++, and NASA GSFC in Perl, up to 20 yrs ago. Anything I remember
would only be useful for some kind of science museum! I wonder if I could
be a live exhibit at TNMOC?
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I have spent some time in the last months to develop a new processing system for our plasma experiment; I have decided to talk a bit about it; it is Jupyter based and lives on our internal cloud. This starts with the description of the requirements and the reasons why we chose this solution. 
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I haven't posted for a long time on my blog. There was an explanation: I was in my exploratory phase, trying to find new areas of research and new tools.  So this is a short contribution about helicon sources, nuclear magnetic resonance of plasmas, use of Stark effect to measure electric fields, Jupyter and open hardware. I will expand these topics in the days to come.
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Following the excellent article by +Massimo Pigliucci and the insightful post by +Sabine Hossenfelder on the role of philosophy in physics, I wanted to write my opinion, as a modest physicist, on the topic. I do not have the talent of both but I hope I can convey some elements of my message.
Short summary for trolling: yes philosophy is useful for physics.
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During Scipy2016, the Jupyter team announced the release in pre-alpha of the next generation notebook environment: JupyterLab. I had some time to use it in previous versions and here is my review of it. It is promising. 
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Helicon plasma source

We have upgraded our plasma source for better operations and more diagnostics.
This is a slow motion video of a plasma discharge. There is 3kW of injected radio frequency power in Helium. What is happening here? We are presently spending our time trying to figure it out.

Just for better understanding. This is basically the configuration that you have in the plasma source of VASIMR.
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This is the second part on the Jupyter-based data processing system we are working on. We deal here with the design of the application. It is not a turnkey solution that I propose here, but a way to use notebooks to simplify the acquisition and processing of data.
The second part on why I chose to develop a jupyter-base data processing system for our plasma testbed.
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A glimpse in the future of scientific publishing

I was interested to see how the discovery of the gravitational waves was published in the scientific press. In addition to the article in the prestigious Physical Review Letter, the scientists released a Jupyter Notebook with details on the method used for their work. This gave me the occasion to think about the future of scientific publishing. Up to now, and even if I was conscious of some problems related with the current method (cost of journals, lack of reproducibility), I was not sure of what could improve the dissemination of scientific data. But a new way to communicate the results seems to take shape slowly. And it is very promising.

https://thezproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/a-glimpse-in-the-future-of-scientific-publishing
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A surprise? Well, not really. The question is to know whether the US will stay on board. I wonder if there will be plasma physicists still alive when the machine will.be online and will deliver its data.
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But we have plenty of young physicists: phd students, postdocs :) oh yes you mean with a permanent position !
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Hello! I am a researcher in Fusion Energy and an aerospace enthusiast. 
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