This is a little experiment, cross-linking to a mobilog i just set up at textamerica.com. 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.
Friday, April 30, 2004
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.