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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

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#introductions 

Here's a much-overdue introduction!

I am a science writer by training and profession, working at since Sep 2010 and communicating everything to do with .

Since Jan 2014, I've also been pursuing a PhD in , from UWE Bristol (remote, part-time -- a hell of a combination that I do not wish upon anyone).

I love learning (about) programming.

When I can spare the time, I also attend training and play for the CERN Cricket Club.

pandoc question 

anyone know how to generate an annotated bibliography with pandoc/markdown + bibtex?

I am a happy user, but I have finally started to learn Here I make my first comparison between and while testing reticulate package to combine both in same document: carloscamara.es/en/blog/2020/0

R, blog 

I had an :rstats: itch to scratch, so I hacked together a solution and posted my first-ever blog entry on R:

blog.achintyarao.in/post/r-mar

An example of a reproducible article using ERA (Executable Research Article), a tool developed by eLife and Stencila.

elife.stencila.io/article-5225

Both #Python and #RStats can be used.

More info about ERA here: elifesciences.org/labs/dc5acbd

#reproducibility #openScience @rstats

is this a fucking joke, I literally cant see what the design community is saying

#SummerSchool wrap-up 

Hi friends!

The slides, recordings or other media for that presenters have shared with us are now available at the following page:

summerschool.scholar.social

Thanks again to everyone who participated, moderated, presented, and of course to the organizers!

Cricket 

Nice day for some cricket at Cossonay. Maybe we will win our first game of the season. (Probably not, but you know… Unreasonable optimism.)

Racism, Twitter (–) 

Experienced me first “Return to your homeland!” on Twitter today (after 11 years on Twitter and around the same time living in Europe) and I am still upset by it.

Blocked the person, obviously, but it really affected me.

Just needed to get it off my chest.

Particle physics, new discovery, CERN 

The LHCb experiment at CERN found a new kind of composite particle at the Large Hadron Collider and I got to write about it for home.cern:

home.cern/news/news/physics/lh

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

I ❤️ using pandoc to convert markdown content simultaneously to various formats that I can e-mail people at work for feedback:

– PDF, because it’s beautiful to look at and the physics nerds will appreciate LaTeX-formatted content
– HTML, so those on their phones can open it with the built-in web browser with a font size that isn’t tiny
– DOCX, for those who need to edit the document and/or send me comments

Thanks to one makefile I copy into new projects.

Jupyter, looking for tips and tricks, boosts welcome 

So, computer nerds!

Jupyter: Notebooks/Lab/Books/Kernels etc.

What is your one Jupyter Top Tip™ for a relative newbie, who mainly uses R and is familiar with R Markdown (Bookdown, Blogdown etc.)?

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

at 6pm utc today @RaoOfPhysics will be presenting about the large hadron collider and the higgs boson, and using Very Big things to study the Very, Very Small for ! ⛰🐜

Ramanujan number, Wikipedia, decolonise science 

@RaoOfPhysics Wikipedia mods are just like mods elsewhere. Biased with god-like complexes.

Here is another one I know. This has to do with Principle Component Analysis / Proper Orthogonal Decomposition:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karhunen

> the Karhunen–Loève theorem, also known as the Kosambi–Karhunen–Loève theorem ... Stochastic processes given by infinite series of this form were first considered by Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi

Being first does not count

Selfie, science, CERN, COVID19 

Snuck into the ATLAS experiment’s cavern around 100 metres underground, on my first day back at since March.

If you are interested, join my talk tomorrow evening, where I will tell you all about the and the .

Send me a DM to get the video-conference info for tomorrow.

hey yall! tomorrow/later today at 5pm utc, @cassandreces will be presenting at about open science hardware communities around the world! 🔧 ^_^

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