Physicist, witch, gamer, and video editor

Today I finished editing the video for the hour-long talk I gave a month ago. It was on the history of the Nevis estate, and is the most recent of the <a href="http://www.nevis.columbia.edu/events/science-on-hudson.html">#ScienceOnHudson lecture series</a> at <a href="http://www.nevis.columbia.edu/">the lab</a> where I work. <lj-cut>I'm proud of this video. The main reason why is that I had to pull…

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Why they pay me

Today, a student comes into my office. This is one of the physics summer students who are here as a result of a nation-wide selection for the brightest. Here's the exchange: "I can't run GIMP on the server." "Did you try typing 'gimp' on the command line?" "I did, and it didn't work." I sigh, and start…

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