Stephen Sekula email@example.com
Dallas, TX, USA
Husband; Associate Professor of Physics; I teach at SMU in Dallas, TX; I study the Higgs Particle with the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; writer and blogger; drummer; programmer; teacher; scientist; traveler; runner; gardener; open-source aficionado.
2020-06-05T02:00:59Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom CERNpress on Twitter: [Information presse] De nouvelles voies d'observation pour le boson de Higgs par @ATLASexperiment et @CMSExperiment Pour en savoir plus: https://home.cern/fr/news/news/physics/exploring-new-ways-see-higgs-boson https://twitter.com/CERNpress/status/1268539982312091648/photo/1
2020-06-05T00:30:49Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom JLab_News on Twitter: #Nuclear and #Particle physics friends: Make your mark on the highly anticipated #ElectronIonCollider - @BrookhavenLab & @JLab_News invites groups to express interest in facilitating detector components for a diverse science program. https://www.bnl.gov/eic/EOI.php https://twitter.com/JLab_News/status/1268678674825580545/photo/1
2020-06-04T01:21:21Z via NavierStokes To: Public"Hydroxychloroquine...failed to prevent healthy people from getting covid-19 in [a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, 800-participant] trial" - the gold-standard scientific medical approach: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/03/hydroxychloroquine-clinical-trial-results/
2020-06-03T12:51:12Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom IOPTeaching on Twitter: Help your students explore the pitch and loudness of sounds with Whistling Waveforms Find the activity here 👉 https://t.co/xAp5HeyNQY #TeachPhysics #STEMatHome https://twitter.com/IOPTeaching/status/1268137025066196992/photo/1
Not a Number
2020-06-02T23:50:50Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"Not a Number"
This is the second day in a row that Collin County, TX, has not reported or updated its COVID-19 case or death count (or any other statistics). It is – likely not coincidentally – two days since the State took over the handling of cases from the County. The question is: what is the state …http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/rss2.xml )
Où est Lafayette?
2020-06-02T23:30:49Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"Où est Lafayette?"
For want of a photo-op, the president ordered the forceful clearing of Lafayette Square last night ahead of curfew so he could awkwardly clutch a Bible and stand in front of a church.  Setting aside all the obvious things that are wrong with this (which have been well-covered in today’s commentary), I have been …http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/rss2.xml )
2020-06-02T21:20:43Z via NavierStokes To: PublicSMU professor once arrested for forged $20 bill contrasts his experience with George Floyd’s, in viral tweet https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/06/02/smu-professor-once-arrested-for-forged-20-bill-contrasts-his-experience-with-george-floyds-in-viral-tweet/
2020-06-02T17:20:48Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom CERNCourier on Twitter: As reported at #LHCP2020 this week, the @LHCbExperiment has achieved the first measurement of the width of χc1(3872) No conventional hadron is expected to have such a narrow width in this part of the charmonium spectrum https://cerncourier.com/a/lhcb-interrogates-x3872-line-shape/
2020-06-02T16:30:58Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom dallasnews on Twitter: #BREAKING Dallas County reports record number of new COVID-19 cases, 16 additional deaths https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/06/02/dallas-county-reports-record-number-of-new-covid-19-cases-deaths/?utm_content=buffer9eb33&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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2020-05-31T13:40:51Z via NavierStokes To: PublicThis Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe' https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/861962175/this-bedtime-book-helps-kids-find-their-place-in-the-universe?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
2020-05-30T19:41:10Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom NPR on Twitter: JUST IN: SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully reached orbit. It's on its way to the International Space Station for a planned docking tomorrow morning. https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1266807037276626944
2020-05-30T19:41:09Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom BadAstronomer on Twitter: Crew Dragon is now its own spaceship on its way to ISS. https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer/status/1266815583619895298/photo/1
2020-05-30T19:41:08Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom NASA on Twitter: Stage 1 entry burn has started. The #LaunchAmerica crew is heading into orbit. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1266814646796931074/video/1
2020-05-30T19:41:07Z via NavierStokes To: PublicReally something to see the second stage engine glow red in the vacuum of space, a result of the heat dumped into the material causing the atoms in the material to emit radiation just in the visible human spectrum (red). That puts the temp at about 2000K. https://t.co/9MBGbTotuE
2020-05-30T17:01:13Z via NavierStokes To: PublicSMU waives ACT/SAT requirements for 2021 admissions https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2020/05/29/smu-waives-actsat-requirements-for-2021-admissions/
2020-05-29T23:31:04Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom FAScientists on Twitter: FAS President Statement on American Withdrawal from World Health Organization @WHO - https://mailchi.mp/fas/statement-who-us-withdraw https://twitter.com/FAScientists/status/1266510923365261312/photo/1Legal authority for him to do so is 22 USC 290c. I’m not saying he is right or wrong. NPR had a rushed article out earlier swearing he lacked any legal authority.
We only withdrew from UNESCO twice in its history. There is unfortunate precedent for doing this to a U.N. system agency. We were about to inflict it on the Universal Postal Union too but that got stopped at the last minute.
» Stephen Michael Kellat:
“Legal authority for him to do so is 22 USC 290c. I’m not saying he is right or wrong. NPR had a rushed article out earlier swearing he lacked any legal authority.
We only withdrew from UNESCO twice in its history. There is unfortunate precedent for doing this to a U.N. system agency. We were about to inflict it on the Universal Postal Union too but that got stopped at the last minute.”
It gives authority, so long as 1 year notice is provided and this year's obligations are paid in full. There, the president appears to be in violation of the very same rule that provides the authority to withdraw.
And the FAS wasn't saying he lacked authority; simply, that they disagreed with the decision. They urged him to rethink the decision, one which he likely put not actual thought into in the first place given the madness of pulling out of a global health organization in the middle of a global pandemic.
2020-05-27T23:51:19Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom mgranberry on Twitter: At a time when the Dallas arts world desperately needs good news, the Moody Foundation provides some @attpac @dallasculture https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/2020/05/27/at-a-time-when-the-dallas-arts-world-desperately-needs-good-news-the-moody-foundation-provides-some/