The Summer of 2018 – By The Numbers

The summer of 2018 was both predictable and unexpected. As I began reflecting on this past summer, now that teaching is nearly upon me again, I came to find numbers that represented its many aspects. I want to share some of those numbers with you, and the meaning behind them. Let me begin by clarifying… Continue reading The Summer of 2018 – By The Numbers

Anti-Steve: The Weeks in Review, Feb. 6 – 18

I am on an approved leave from teaching and university service this semester so that I can focus on research. While I’ve had a number of things going since before the New Year, the last two weeks have been the start of the “traveling” phase of my semester. For me, it’s “Phase 1” – I’ll… Continue reading Anti-Steve: The Weeks in Review, Feb. 6 – 18

Anti-Steve: The Week in Review, February 8-12, 2016

This was an incredible week, not because of anything that happened specifically to me but because of what happened for all humankind. At SMU, we were visited by Prof. Tony Gherghetta from the University of Minnesota who gave a fantastic seminar at SMU on the subject of composite theories of new physics at the LHC.… Continue reading Anti-Steve: The Week in Review, February 8-12, 2016

Intersections in space but not in time – an afternoon in Jerusalem

During this week’s ATLAS Experiment Beyond-the-Standard Model Higgs working group meeting in Israel, our hosts at the Weizmann Institute of Science organized an afternoon and evening trip to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is about 45 minutes from Rehovot, so we boarded a bus around 14:00 and arrived in Jerusalem about an hour later. We were guided through… Continue reading Intersections in space but not in time – an afternoon in Jerusalem