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Hi all, I'm a PhD student studying quantum optics & slow light media, with a bit of general relativity thrown in.

include guitar, juggling & chess

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no time to be sad, christy, you've got packing to do

Eating cereal from a pot at lunchtime. Not much has changed since undergrad life, I suppose. I'm an adult, honest.

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smol kittens carefully exploring new spaces

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Forgot to take a picture during the day but this is the prettiest university I've been to.

Last few days have been getting our experiment running - it's looking maybe even better than before the move. Rest of the lab is coming Thursday and I move to Glasgow a little after the 12th. Probably won't be commuting, I'll just spend the next couple weeks studying or something.

We moved half of the lab to Glasgow today. The temporary lab space we have is really small so the next few months will be a bit of a pain but I'm so very excited about it all. Also got dibs on the big desk in the office.

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There is no concept of the underlying (overlaying?) issue, i.e. assuming the CPU is trustworthy is now considered a mistake.

I would posit that the above has been known for a long time in reliability scenarios: a fabled controversy of the ‘90s had Europe vs. USA on avionics. European companies (Airbus) insisted that “majority consensus”
over three different computer architectures & independently developed software was a key requirement.The US (Boeing) behind Dartmouth said “one suffices”.

My sister gave me a build-it-yourself radio for Christmas. It was very rewarding putting it together - the instructions weren't just 'put the things here and you're done'; it built up in stages and demonstrated all the different parts that go into it like the tuner and amplifier.

Through some combination of a general post-Christmas depression and some other things I find myself wanting to sink into books and music and hobbies, and away from people.

Happy new year 🖤 how are you liking Mastodon?

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Today I was curious about the history of mathematical typesetting & historical typefaces used for . I found these:

An essay on the of mathematical

Is there a perfect maths font?

Daniel Rhatigan's Three typefaces for mathematics (direct link, 8 MB)

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A lot of folks' fear is that when Mastodon grows it'll absorb bad people. I'm gonna say this. I think even if Mastodon literally grows to the size of current Twitter, the world will be better off overall just because of how Mastodon is structured and what values it represents and what tools it provides for dealing with those problems.

Okay, we're getting a convincing violation now. Not a moment too soon - apparently there's some work happening to the lab for the rest of the week so we can't do any experiments. I guess I'm on holiday now 😎

All I want for Christmas is a CHSH violation. Pls entangle

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Hello! This is my first mastodon instance, so help finding accounts to follow and instances to join would be appreciated!

I'm an undergrad at Purdue studying chemistry and planetary science.

Research interests:
Mars Geology and Mineralogy
Remote Sensing/Spectroscopy
Analytical Instrumentation

Also interested in singing, video games, indie music, and linux/open source software

Few bands command a love that involves the whole of me like Mogwai do.

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I'm an astronomer, artist, and activist, current doing research on the ethics of Mars exploration, astrobiology, and machine learning (not all at once)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave a really excellent talk at our uni today on her discovery of pulsars. Funny, interesting and inspiring in equal measures.

Didn't destroy my Windows partition, either. Everything's coming up Milhouse.

I think it's up and running! Even managed to connect to eduroam, which is never a mean feat.