I totally get this while I’m writing (and procrastinating by watching this video about procrastinating). Brilliant. Don’t know if I ever google the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding situation..oh man..now I need to:)
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time
We are blessed tonight to have an amazing guest, Adam Light, a physics professor at Earlham (soon to be Swarthmore:(..
To give you an idea of what you are in for (and of course Tiffany will find songs that connect)..here is one of his lectures:
Identification of Plasma Fluctuations Using Fast Imaging
Fluctuations in magnetized plasmas are ubiquitous and complex. Although they often produce detrimental effects, like increasing heat and particle transport in fusion energy devices, fluctuations also provide a diagnostic opportunity. Identification of a fluctuation with a wave or instability gives detailed information about the properties of the underlying plasma. In addition to introducing plasma as a complex system, I will describe imaging measurements of coherent waves in a cylindrical plasma column. Visible light from ArII line emission is collected at high frame rates (>50,000 frames/second!) using a fast digital camera. Experimental wave-dispersion-relations are constructed using imaging data alone, and can be compared directly with theoretical models. I will discuss the identification of both electron-drift waves and Kelvin-Helmholtz fluctuations, as well as imaging measurements of nonlinear mode coupling.
Come on out and enjoy an evening of music, readings, visual art and perhaps a joyous amount of juggling! Seating begins at 6:45. Light refreshments offered. Bring a quality folding chair if you require solid seating…no cost, though the artists love a little coin for their coffers:)