Ancestry

There's a database of high-energy physics papers called SPIRES. If you click on the HEPNAMES section and type "find seligman, william" you'll see my entry; it can lead you to the physics papers with my name on it (only one of which I wrote).What's interesting is that you'll also see my thesis advisor. Click on his name,…

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You don’t believe

Occasionally I'm asked how I reconcile being both a physicist and a Wiccan. My answer is long and I think most people find it tedious. But in today's Writer's Almanac, I learned that William Blake expressed it much more succinctly: You don’t believe by William Blake You don't believe — I won't attempt to make ye. You…

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Physics web-cam

The following observation was brought to my attention:www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.htmlI want to assure everyone that the experiment shown, CMS ("Compact Muon Solenoid") is not the experiment on which I worked.  I worked for a while on ATLAS  ("A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS").  I can assure you that the experiment on which I worked would be first to make any such…

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