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A View from David Appell

Quantum Diaries

2005 is the hundred year anniversary of Einstein’s annus mirabilis (miracle year), in which he published five notable papers, any one of which would have made a name for himself. In honor of the anniversary, particle physics laboratories around the…

  • January 26, 2005

2005 is the hundred year anniversary of Einstein’s annus mirabilis (miracle year), in which he published five notable papers, any one of which would have made a name for himself.

In honor of the anniversary, particle physics laboratories around the world have established Quantum Diaries, a Web site that follows physicists from around the world as they experience the World Year of Physics 2005. Especially through their blogs, you can read about what these particle physicists are up to and their day-to-day thoughts.

See what female graduate student Caolionn O’Connell thinks of Larry Summers recent remarks on women in science, read Jochen Weller on a hypothetical American military involvement in Iran, and in general get a multi-dimensional view of what it’s like to be a particle physicist today…

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