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.
2020-02-21T13:20:52Z via NavierStokes To: PublicCome for the atmosphere, stay for the science! Looking for something fun and smart to do on a Friday night? Head to New Main Brewing Co. tonight and support @blairperry614, @chiralpair , and @profcooley ! https://twitter.com/dfwtaptalks/status/1225903018572337152
2020-02-15T02:31:11Z via NavierStokes To: PublicUproot + Jupyter brings me so much joy. https://twitter.com/drsekula/status/1228506472113463297/photo/1
2020-02-15T02:21:14Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom sienaphysics on Twitter: Lightning talks by our faculty advertising summer research opportunities this week! @SienaCollege #physics students can tackle projects in particle physics, astrophysics, computational physics, #STEM education, and more! @matt_bellis @SCInformalSTEM @astroMoustakas https://twitter.com/sienaphysics/status/1228495285627838465/photo/1
2020-02-15T02:21:12Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom sienaphysics on Twitter: Lightning talks by our faculty advertising summer research opportunities this week! @SienaCollege #physics students can tackle projects in particle physics, astrophysics, computational physics, #STEM education, and more! @matt_bellis @SCInformalSTEM @astroMoustakas https://twitter.com/sienaphysics/status/1228495285627838465/photo/1
2020-02-15T02:21:11Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom mcnees on Twitter: "That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." —Carl Sagan Voyager 1 captured the "Pale Blue Dot" image thirty years ago, #OTD in 1990. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech https://twitter.com/mcnees/status/1228313717798035457/photo/1
Up, up, and away
2020-02-15T02:10:53Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"Up, up, and away"
Jodi and I are off to Milwaukee, via Chicago, for the weekend. For two hours this week, I had some peace. Flights have some practical uses; one is to firewall you from the nonsense so rampant in this world.http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/feed/ )
2020-02-15T02:01:00Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom NYTScience on Twitter: Betelgeuse, the red supergiant, no longer seems to be dimming. It also no longer looks round. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/science/betelgeuse-pictures-supernova.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur
2020-02-15T02:01:00Z via NavierStokes To: PublicA lovely view of the planet in winter from high above. For two hours today, I had peace. https://twitter.com/drsekula/status/1228497140835594241/photo/1
2020-02-15T00:50:46Z via NavierStokes To: PublicHello, Chicago! Just passing through on the way North for the weekend. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8kV7C2nc9J/?igshid=uatmecogz7qr
As Expected: Science Suffocation Proposals Continued/Expanded
2020-02-12T14:51:29Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"As Expected: Science Suffocation Proposals Continued/Expanded"
As expected, and nicely summarized by the American Institute of Physics: President Trump’s latest budget request largely repeats past proposals to sharply reduce funding for non-defense R&D programs across the federal government. However, it includes a stronger emphasis on research tied to the administration’s “Industries of the Future” focus areas, especially artificial intelligence and quantum information …http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/feed/ )
2020-02-12T14:51:29Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom FYIscipolicy on Twitter: Our rundown of how President Trump's latest budget proposals would impact science agencies: https://www.aip.org/fyi/2020/trump-seeks-familiar-science-cuts-favors-%E2%80%98future%E2%80%99-industries https://twitter.com/FYIscipolicy/status/1227382978369724416/photo/1
2020-02-12T14:51:28Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom APSphysics on Twitter: Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged. https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=HonorsNoms2020-2021
2020-02-12T14:41:00Z via NavierStokes To: PublicFrom PhysicsCakes on Twitter: #IAmAPhysicist working on the @ATLASexperiment at @CERN. Most of the time I do physics, but sometimes I like to make cakes about physics instead! #InternationalWomenInScienceDay #WomenInScience #womenandgirlsinscience #WomenScienceDay #IDWGS #IDWGS2020 (photo credit M. Montella) https://twitter.com/PhysicsCakes/status/1227273603776905216/photo/1
2020-02-12T14:40:58Z via NavierStokes To: PublicATLAS Experiment releases 13 TeV LHC open data for science education https://phys.org/news/2020-02-atlas-tev-lhc-science.html
2020-02-12T12:31:34Z via NavierStokes To: Public“The viral ‘broomstick challenge’ is a dumb hoax” (@washingtonpost) and 1 semester of introductory physics would be more than enough to see why. A simple lesson in mass, distribution of mass, and the local constancy of gravity. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/02/11/viral-broomstick-challenge-works-every-single-day/
Contempt for Science and Health in the FY2021 Budget Proposal
2020-02-11T12:51:34Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"Contempt for Science and Health in the FY2021 Budget Proposal"
The Washington Post article below  is a nice summary of what is currently digested from the executive branch’s FY2021 federal budget proposal. That dropped yesterday. Specifically regarding agencies that fund basic, curiosity-driven science, these excerpts are indicative of the pattern of proposed effects: The Energy Department would get a boost in funding for safeguarding the …http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/feed/ )
Since I cannot get the quiz questions to pull up to leave a comment on the linked blog post, I'll leave feedback here.
Frankly I'm in agreement with the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Enzi was caught saying that the budget submission by the President was pointless as the annual budget request has been ignored for 20 years now. With the law commanding the President to do futile acts and waste budget dollars to produce a tremendous set of documents across all agencies and a culminating report that goes to Congress that are all ultimately ignored anyhow the money behind that could be reprogrammed to fund Return To Moon efforts among others.
Dead On Arrival
2020-02-10T00:00:47Z via NavierStokes To: Public
"Dead On Arrival"
Summary of proposed vs. enacted spending on science agencies in FY2020. From Reference 1. For almost four years, the executive branch of the United States government has been advocating steadily for a decline of science funding for the nation. In spite of this, the U.S. Congress has acted as a firewall against these requests, effectively making …http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/feed/ )
2020-02-09T22:20:59Z via NavierStokes To: Public
On this Sunday, as both people and cats acted lazy, a tense moment corrupts the relaxation.http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/feed/ )