Professor Terrance Pendleton loves chalk. It’s evident in the way he writes. Every. Single. Word. On the chalkboard. Every theorem, every definition, down to the most minute component of every equation. He appears addicted to the gentle scraping sounds, the soft and grainy acoustics of resistance preceded by slightly louder patters when the chalk first … Continue reading Ode to a Math Professor
It is no coincidence that the French word signifying a “breakup” is rupture. Rupture. As a volcano. As a sickly appendix. In the case of the latter metaphor, the appendix swells with pus and inflames, an emetic and painful process that demands swift and unyielding medical attention. At the time of its rupture, the appendix acquires … Continue reading Romantic Appendicitis, and how to avoid it
The machine rolled into Harvey-Ingham early this semester, an intimidating six feet in height with a smooth, pasty coating, marked in navy blue ink. “Bruker,” the label said, an allusion to the mass scientific instrumentation corporation from whence it came. While this metaphorical “new kid on the block” doesn’t look like much, the perspective it … Continue reading NMR you ready for this?
The island of MISSFIT toys is actually more of a conference room, with a whiteboard blackened by all of the equations it carries. The room is busting at the seams, because it holds much more than unwanted polka-dotted elephants and airplanes that don’t fly; in fact, it advertises an imaginative range of the physicist’s favorite … Continue reading The Island of MISSFIT Toys