Friday, April 30, 2004

This is a little experiment, cross-linking to a mobilog i just set up at Not at all clear that this kind of thing is sustainable, but blogger doesn't make this very easy otherwise!

Anyway, this is an image i snapped inside an exhibit at the Whitney 2004 Biennale. No memory of who the artist was, but it was incredible: a completely mirrored room, dark except for strings of hanging lights.
Emma just asked me to explain the name of the blog. Coming soon!
Today is the day: I am going to finsh my proceedings for the 20th Winter Workshop in Jamaica. The subject is Landau's Hydrodynamics. It's a set of calculations from the 1950's that seems to have a strange relevance to the work I do at Brookhaven. Who would have expected two nuclei, much less two proton, to act just like two drops of water -- albeit a liquid drop of subatomic size compressed into volume way smaller than subatomic types like to consider, creating pressures such that the thing expands at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light? The talk I gave on the subject can be found here, based on a previous talk found here.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Today I am *completely* wiped out. We announced a major new result from our experiment (PHOBOS) using data from the low-energy run at RHIC. We somehow managed to get a result out in just over a month -- but I can't say much about it until next week.
I often keep a set of photos on my main web page. Here is the current selection (and it will hopefully change over time...). All of these were taken with my Nokia 3650 cell phone. Handy beyond belief.

That last one is my dad Glenn Steinberg, who passed away in January...
A whole wave of articles in the mainstream web press about SA these days: Salon, Wired 1, Wired 2, and Wired 3. Must be post-election fever.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Welcome to entropybound. Let's see how long I can keep this up to date...