Tag Archives: Community

WoDsplosion!

I’m SO Excited! You know what they say, right? “Alpha information is like buses, you wait ages and then the community explodes while you’re asleep”. Or something like that. While I was sleeping last night, the ENTIRE WoW community exploded … Continue reading

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“Silly Video Games”

Since I was a kid, my parents always wondered why I like “those silly video games” – as if they were incapable of not understanding something. I don’t blame them, it’s something that didn’t quite catch their generation. Nevertheless, it’s … Continue reading

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Community Physics

One thing I like about science is that it’s built around the community of researchers who do it. While inter-department networking is really useful, the most immediate effect is from the people in the same group or the same department … Continue reading

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Community: A Proposal

One of the things I keep thinking I’d like to see is more people from my area and interest range blogging. By this I mean more Physics (at Surrey or at least at University) and more communication between them. Ideally, … Continue reading

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Impactful – Part 3

This is the concluding part of my series on Impact Factors and their use as figures of merit for researchers. Starting with little more than one person’s insult and anger that researchers could be judged on one simplistic figure, I … Continue reading

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Impactful – Part 2

I left off last time with a promise of opinions, and today I shall not disappoint; I’m following on from my previous post by showing you the opinions of some established scientists that I talked to, and walking through how … Continue reading

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Impactful – Part 1

ab initio An interesting thing has been coming up a lot recently. Impact Factors [IF’s] – a thing I had been only dimly aware of previously – have been thrown somewhat into a public debate due to some interesting [not … Continue reading

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