Happenings

Abbie Smith is reporting back after finding some truly frightening people in Oklahoma City. Russell Blackford has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology, and Tyler DiPietro has written an informative post on the “hiring problem” in algorithm analysis and a practical application of Kolmogorov complexity.

I spent an hour after lunch today experimenting with a toy model of the science blogosphere, investigating how preferential attachment can skew the gender distribution of “Top 10” lists even when individual bloggers are egalitarian and gender-blind. I’ve got the equations for my next SUSY QM post worked out, and a path through them mapped.