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A Physicist Plays Politics: Part III

Hey gang!  It’s been a while, so let’s just jump in, shall we? Every now and again (every four years, apparently) the obsessive statistical monster in me lashes out, and I start thinking obsessively about polls.  Full disclosure: while I’m … Continue reading

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Is Science Predictive?

Credit: Sam Wong, Princeton Election Consortium First, a word of warning to the folks at home. This is going to be explicitly political. It is also going to be respectful. If you want to send or post some sort of … Continue reading

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Primaries

This is primarily a blog about physics, astronomy, and science writing, but every so often, I like to dip my toe into discussions about politics or economics. I am not a political scientist or an economist, so you can take … Continue reading

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Who's to blame for the crisis in science?

Talk of the Nation did a story yesterday with Randy Olsen, a former marine biologist who left academia for Hollywood, and is an outspoken advocate of combining style with substance in scientific delivery. He’s written a new book, entitled, Don’t … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Jim!

I would like to congratulate Jim Gunn, who received the National Medal of Science from President Obama yesterday. Jim was a professor of mine at Princeton (still is, in fact), and was one of the leaders of the Sloan Digital … Continue reading

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I knew I was waiting (for her)

For most of the last two days I was either spending time with my brother or driving (or both) between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  Today, all morning, he and I watched the news and the presidential inauguration.  His interest lies predominantly … Continue reading

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Thank you, America!

That’s all I have to say.

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Henry reminds you to vote

I was out volunteering for the Obama campaign in a last get out the vote effort.  They had these awesome kerchiefs for dogs.  If you cant make it out, Henry’s showing his support by putting a paw print on “Obama.” … Continue reading

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Technical: Much ado about polls

First off, Happy Halloween! Second, a word on this blog. Sometimes, we’ll write about our progress, or something interesting in astronomy or physics. Sometimes we’ll write something a bit more technical. This is the latter. If that’s not your cup … Continue reading

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