Michael Daum

Kindergarten Science
May 4, 2007, 1:17 pm
Filed under: kids, physics

Just thought I’d link to  this very funny post on Cosmic Variance.  She’s talking about discussions about science with kindergarten kids, and how their minds are time-shared between the rational and the not-so-much.  Priceless quotes from the latter slice…could have came straight from the mouth of Jake the Snake!


Spectacular Neutrino Results from Fermilab
April 13, 2007, 1:16 pm
Filed under: physics

I’m always excited to hear news from my old haunt Fermilab.  The latest is a terrific new result on neutrinos from the MiniBooNE experiment.  There’s a terrific explanation on Cosmic Variance by Heather Ray.  The new results move us closer to ruling out neutrino oscillation as the cause of the very strange results from LSND, a prior neutrino experiment which appeared to poke holes in the standard model.