March 24, 2005

March Meeting Language Update

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 24, 2005 8:38 PM

Best descripition of a physical phenomenon from a speaker today: "Wow, that's like, crazy loud." (This was in reference to particularly strong 1/f noise they had measured in Josephson junctions.)

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You should have seen my slide titled:

"Grudge Match: Solitons vs. MAWs" ...

By the way, I've avoided any personal tests of Newton's laws at the March Meeting this year...

Also, speaking in the same session as 4 bigshots (as the only exception in the session), including the person who constructed the first ever mathematical formulation of a soliton and giving the talk right after a guy who has won the premier world award in stat phys (who, if I am not mistaken, may also be the person who first formulated the fluctuation-dissipation 'theorem') is bloody intimidating...

That was not one of my better performances, to say the least... (It would have helped if I had prepated better. Making slides on Monday and Tuesday at the conference is just not a good idea...)

Posted by: Mason | March 25, 2005 9:16 AM

I hope nobody minds if I cringe every time I hear "Josephson junction".

Yeah. *cringe*

Posted by: Lemming | March 25, 2005 9:44 AM

Why does that make you cringe?

I can explain the allusion if you want. I think some of you might get it.

Posted by: Mason | March 30, 2005 9:35 PM
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