Science After Sunclipse is a blag for discussing math and physics on the Wobosphere. It began as a coordination site for a seminar on information theory and related topics led by Blake Stacey and compatriots Eric and Ben. The “Do It Yourself University” seminars are still meeting at various locations in the Greater MIT Metropolitan Area, but soon the blag found its true calling, mixing physics and mathematics with whatever weirdness happened to be on Blake’s mind at the moment. (Ben has started blagging at Plektix.)
Sunclipse is the word Buckminster Fuller suggested as a less geocentric replacement for sunset; the corresponding word for sunrise is sunsight. Blake chose this as the blag’s title because so much of the best science seems to happen in the darkest hours of the morning.
Blake is currently researching applications of mathematical tools from physics to biological problems and writing autobiographical essays in the third person.
As William James said somewhere, “Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse.”
The title quote is from Death Note: L, Change the WorLd (2008).
Administrative contact: bstacey(AT)alum.removethis.mit.andthistoo.edu