Mass Survives 1 Year

This blog celebrated its 1st nominal birthday today with a new monthly record for view:
First year statistics for Mass blog

Views of the blog have increased month to month at a rate of about 20 page views per day per month. I don’t own a watch and hate to have to deal with time periods less than around two weeks. So in my natural units, page views are increasing at around 130 pages per square fortnight.


Filed under Aging, Blogroll

7 responses to “Mass Survives 1 Year

  1. Congratulations! Maybe you can ask Google to predict your traffic next year this time 🙂

  2. Happy blog birthday!

    Here’s a little present for you and your readers:

    Now you may return to your regularly scheduled physics.

  3. carlbrannen

    Pandora, Pioneer1;

    Thanks for the comments. And I’ve got a lot of physics planned for Aprille. Perhaps I should include a post on the subject of the physics of Chaucer’s time. Perhaps there are a few modern ideas that return to the theories of that time…

  4. From Feynman’s Nobel Prize Lecture:

    “…a good theoretical physicist today might find it useful to have a wide range of physical viewpoints and mathematical expressions of the same theory (for example, of quantum electrodynamics) available to him. This may be asking too much of one man. Then new students should as a class have this. If every individual student follows the same current fashion in expressing and thinking about electrodynamics or field theory, then the variety of hypotheses being generated to understand strong interactions, say, is limited. Perhaps rightly so, for possibly the chance is high that the truth lies in the fashionable direction. But, on the off-chance that it is in another direction – a direction obvious from an unfashionable view of field theory – who will find it? Only someone who has sacrificed himself by teaching himself quantum electrodynamics from a peculiar and unusual point of view; one that he may have to invent for himself. I say sacrificed himself because he most likely will get nothing from it, because the truth may lie in another direction, perhaps even the fashionable one.”

    Thanks for your many sacrifices. I expect you will get something from them.


  5. carlbrannen

    Kris, thanks for the compliment. I’m planning on writing a great deal in April about bound states in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. Basically, I’m going to try and redo the hydrogen atom using density matrix formalism.

    By the way, I’ve already got something by studying physics: older.

  6. Returning again to medieval physics:

    One of my favorite fun facts of the Middle Ages is that Heloise and Abelard named their child “Astrolabe.”

    I like to tell my students that’s like naming a child “Fiber Optics.”

  7. carlbrannen

    Pandora, that was hilarious. Since an astrolabe is related to the heavens, perhaps “Moon Unit” is a closer modern analogy.

    And for a rough sort of high brow academic physics humor / food fight, you might enjoy the “comment on” article by Kris Krogh.

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