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I’m Achintya, a Community Manager at The Alan Turing Institute. I’m also going to defend my doctoral thesis in a little under 40 days.

I have a background in science communication (also broadly the domain of my doctoral research) and have a fondness for physics.

I am originally from India, but now live in the UK, after having spent just over a decade in Switzerland.

Slightly longer intro over at achintyarao.in/.

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Missed my talk on the and the ?

It’s not quite the same but here’s the episode of the podcast I was recently on, in which we spoke about , , fundamental research, the costs associated with it, why and how do we do this sort of research, and much more!

Feedback welcome; this was a new experience for me.

soundcloud.com/ratiobg/ep94-ac

I'm very happy to announce that {chronicler}, an #RStats 📦 I've been working on for 3+ months is now available on CRAN! The following blog post introduces it very quickly:

brodrigues.co/blog/2022-05-18-

Any of y'all have good examples of when a software team _isn't_ very diverse and it overlooks obvious features? (for examples a talk tomorrow morning!)

Bonus points if it's research software.

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Movies, science 

Finally watched last night and I was so uneasy during most of it. Enjoyable movie, but my word…

Happy birthday to us!

Today is the 5th anniversary of the launch of Scholar Social!

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Going home on holiday is never a break, is it? There’s always obligations to fulfill on a short trip: Things To Do and People To See™.

In Argentina, rebel scientists went out universities in 5 cities to paste posters and raise awareness (Buenos Aires,Mar del Plata,Misiones,Córdoba,Rosario) and run a teach-in on the climate crisis, renewable energies & agroecology at Buenos Aires University. 18/

For a few years now, most of my long-form reading has been largely limited to academic stuff to the point where I have been struggling to read a Discworld novel for the last month or so.

Anyone else experience the same after submitting your thesis?

Etymologies, being “technically correct”, video calls 

Boss during a video meeting: “Why does no-one have their cameras on? Are you all in your pyjamas?”

Me, a scholar (but also an Indian): “AKSHULLY, that word comes from the Persian term for ‘leg garment’ and refers to formal leg-wear in the South-Asian subcontinent, so I will say that I _am_ wearing pyjamas, but I’ll leave it open to interpretation.”

I love the term "citizen science" cause it implies that formal scientists are not citizens

Air travel 

Schrödinger's flight: both delayed and on time at the same time.

Alcohol, travel 

There’s something about having a pint at the airport at breakfast time.

Travel, home 

Finally travelling home, for the first time since Christmas 2019. This is the longest I have ever been away from India. Will be so nice to see my family there after all these years.

Ooh, re-!

I’m Achintya, a Community Manager at The Alan Turing Institute. I’m also going to defend my doctoral thesis in a little under 40 days.

I have a background in science communication (also broadly the domain of my doctoral research) and have a fondness for physics.

I am originally from India, but now live in the UK, after having spent just over a decade in Switzerland.

Slightly longer intro over at achintyarao.in/.

Collaborations Workshop 22, CW22, software sustainability 

Attending my first Collaborations Workshop over the next four days.

software.ac.uk/cw22/

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