Walking: burned 187 calories in 29 minutes. Intake: 2081 calories. Goal: 2290 net calories.
Walking: burned 285 calories in 51 minutes. Intake: 2508 calories. Goal: 2290 net calories.
Today, the following things – which have not happened in over a year – happened: I commuted to SMU with Jodi and essentially during rush hour. I stood, albeit masked, in a moderately socially distanced crowd. I was able to clap with a group of people and have all the claps add up to meaningful… Continue reading A day of firsts
Walking: burned 541 calories in 91 minutes. Intake: 2490 calories. Goal: 2290 net calories.
Running: burned 1103 calories in 6.0 miles. Intake: 2705 calories. Goal: 2290 net calories.
We are taking our home garden a bit more seriously this year. The pandemic, and poor health practices by shoppers at the local grocery store, have made it more important to offset time spent in the aisles by planting at home. If C-day was the day Texas’ leadership abandoned its people, unarmed, to a new… Continue reading The vegetable aisle
When I arrived at SMU in 2009, I was not a teacher. I was a researcher. Unfortunately, it has been common in our field to leave people unprepared for the teaching environment. When I was in graduate school, there either were no classes in, or no one advised me to take classes in, how to… Continue reading A Decade On – The Physics Grand Challenge Problem
It is a difficult time. I hope that, in this season of birth, rebirth, and salvation, the people of this world can put aside their many grievances and find light, hope, and peace.
Six years ago on this date, the Higgs boson was (probably) discovered by the ATLAS and CMS Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. I say “probably” because, at the time, all we really knew for sure was that we had discovered a new particle, with a particular mass (about 126 times the… Continue reading Freedom from Symmetry: Six Years of the Higgs Particle