Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Community

The "big announcement about dark matter was Monday. The Coma Cluster shows evidence in favour of dark matter and seemingly ruling out MOND. It should be emphasised that "dark matter" and "dark energy" are unrelated phenomena.

A small but worldwide community of women has developed to blog about science. Their writings are original and informed. Unlike some other corners of the blogosphere, we do not waste electrons sniping at each other. The men do that more than enough, giving lie to the myth that women are the catty ones. In my absence, I heartily recommend:
Mahndisa whom I know from student days in California.
Arcadian Functor Kea is talking at Macquarie University in Sydney today!
Christine's Background Independence She has a PhD in astrophysics.
Backreaction Bee has the latest on subjects from the strings to dark matter.
Rae Ann is last but not least for her good taste in music and common sense.

I thank all of the above for their helpful comments. Future posts here will focus on science and continue to be positive.


Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

08 23 06

Hey Louise:
Thanks and you are right. We need to stay away from the trifling bs and focus on physics:)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Wow, thanks for the mention! I admire all of you and am so glad that our paths have crossed. Hehehe, I just thought of something kind of funny about the Spice Girls and Girl Power. :-)

10:02 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Louise! I feel motivated to keep on.

All the best,


11:07 AM  
Blogger Kea said...

Thanks a lot, Louise! Unfortunately, there weren't really any physicists at my talk, but I had fun anyway. Now it's back to M-theory ...

2:56 PM  
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4:39 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Wonderful to hear from all of you. I trust that you will all write about science and other useful things in my absence.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Unlike some other corners of the blogosphere, we do not waste electrons sniping at each other."


1:28 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Health said...

Unlike some other corners of the blogosphere,
we do not waste electrons sniping at each other.

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