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Marni D. Sheppeard

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Conference Heaven

Doh, I squandered the opportunity of April 1! Anyway, the conference season kicks off this week with MFPS 25 on Friday. Then next week we have QPL 09. In June, Perimeter is running Categories, Quanta, Concepts. Gee. Nowadays there are just too many categorically minded conferences to attend!


Anonymous a quantum diaries survivor said...

Hey, I had left a comment here... Did not appear for some reason.

Anyway I said it's all about sources ;-)

and my april's fool was a second-hand one, and I am not proud of it... I wanted to do something better but could not find something good enough...


April 03, 2009 9:41 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

HI Kea (and Tommaso), I just finished the 40th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference and look forward to more in 2009. I hope you both enjoy as many as possible.

April 03, 2009 2:35 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Hi Tommaso and Louise. 7am here now. Only one more month of poverty to go, catching up with rent, and I should be very comfortable here.

April 03, 2009 7:09 PM  
Anonymous a quantum diaries survivor said...

Hello Louise!

I plan to go to a science journalism one in London (and see Kea maybe!) in June, and I am competing for a talk at Kobe in August... We'll see how this year goes.

Kea, I take it as good news!


April 04, 2009 10:07 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

An interesting paper on the speed of gravity hit arXiv today which you might miss, Effect of the Earth's Time-Retarded Gravitational Field on Spacecraft Flybys, J. C. Hafele. He calculates the speed of gravity necessary to explain the strange spacecraft flybys as around 3% faster than light.

The paper I contributed to the essay contest does its analysis without reference to a speed of gravity but implicitly assumes that it is greater than c. And of course this is all related to Louise Riofrio's varying speed of light, the flat cosmology calculations of the CMBR correlation, and Feynman's checkerboard.

April 04, 2009 10:31 AM  

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