Monthly Archives: September 2012

benvingut a Catalonia

My first impressions of Barcelona, and of the Catalan language. Continue reading

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LPNHE on Wednesday: Euclid and LSST

Ever-larger telescope projects, combined with ever-shrinking funding for science, means planning for the future requires some creativity. Continue reading

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LPNHE on Tuesday: Group meeting

Update on use of type IIP (core-collapse) supernovae in a cosmological Hubble diagram. Continue reading

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bionic bathroom bloopers

Okay, this experience was too surreal for me to let it slide without comment. I was walking from the Jardin des Plantes in the direction of l’Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, which claims to be the oldest church in Paris (12th century) and … Continue reading

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LPNHE on Monday: SkyMapper, Gaussian Processes, and more

I remember not knowing what a Gaussian process was, but it seems like a long time ago. Continue reading

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aujourd’hui la Louvre, demain LE MONDE

By all means go to the Louvre, but believe them when they say you shouldn’t try to see it all in one day. Continue reading

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Gay Paree take 2

Foreign language triumphs. Itty bitty living space. Turn that music down, kids. And more. Continue reading

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