Stephen Sekula

Classy

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"Classy"

I’ve run silent for months. Why? I had the time and energy for only a finite number of things, and none of them were writing. This semester hit like a freight train. In addition to trying to maintain something resembling a home life, there was a fragmented faculty life with about 2-3 department-level things going …

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Check out the Mockumentary video, it's priceless! 

The guy in first shot has a lot of problems with his mic, but after that things improve.

Also note "Few to no graduate students where harmed during filming".

Just don't ask Dr. Sekula about the glove.

George Standish at 2018-05-14T12:53:14Z

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>> George Standish:

“Check out the Mockumentary video, it's priceless!



The guy in first shot has a lot of problems with his mic, but after that things improve.



Also note "Few to no graduate students where harmed during filming".


Just don't ask Dr. Sekula about the glove.”

I don't want to talk about the glove. No questions, please.


;-)

Stephen Sekula at 2018-05-15T14:57:08Z

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Dr. Sekula, thanks for doing this video, I've thought about it several times since watching it yesterday.  I get the distinct impression, you deliver a very interesting and engaging class - your students are lucky to have you.

"Just don't make any mistakes..." <- it's so simple ;)

George Standish at 2018-05-15T15:49:51Z

>> George Standish:

“Dr. Sekula, thanks for doing this video, I've thought about it several times since watching it yesterday. I get the distinct impression, you deliver a very interesting and engaging class - your students are lucky to have you.


"Just don't make any mistakes..." <- it's so simple ;)”

So simple! I know, right?


I really do try to make the class an experience. I only lecture once or twice in class during the entire semester; the rest is activities in setting up and solving problems, including calculating the outcomes of experiments done live in class. It's fun for me, and I try to make it fun for the students as well.


My entire class lecture video library is up on YouTube if you ever find yourself bored. In particular, you might like the last lecture of this semester on combining physics and machine learning to tackle hard problems in the cosmos.

Stephen Sekula at 2018-05-15T22:49:39Z

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