education / Music / Professional Development / Science

UW Madison Guest Lecture

My good friend and former Sonar Mellowship bandmate Dr. David Ehrlich asked me if I’d contribute to the neuroscience class he was teaching at UW Madison entitled, “Music and the Brain.” The topic was creativity, improvisation, and algorithmic generation of music. It made for some fascinating research, and I learned a lot about both the … Continue reading

Anthopogenic Methane Considered More Harmful; Total Methane Budget Considered More Manageable
Family / Science

Anthopogenic Methane Considered More Harmful; Total Methane Budget Considered More Manageable

I’m beaming with pride today. My brother, Benjamin, published his first first-authored peer-reviewed journal article in Nature. It’s gotten a lot of feature articles already in the mainstream press and has huge implications for climate change policy and fossil fuels; the equivalent of a grand slam at one’s first at-bat. Essentially, my brother’s team conducted … Continue reading

Quantum Chemistry / Science

Research Update – May 2016

Hey all, I’d like to give a quick research update on things I’ve been working on in my professional life. I’ve got two papers published this year. Their abstracts and citations are below. Third-order elastic constants of diamond determined from experimental data The pressure derivatives of the second-order elastic constants (SOECs) of diamond were determined … Continue reading

Professional Development / Science

Communicating your research to colleagues and beyond

Communicating Your Research to Colleagues and Beyond (Here’s a blog post I wrote for the Future Faculty Leadership Council of UAlbany  — Being comfortable with communicating your ideas is absolutely essential in your field and frequently important in your private life as well. Over the course of your career, you may be asked to give … Continue reading

Professional Development / Science

Place Position in the Publication Process Powerpoint

Today I gave a seminar at CNSE at UAlbany about some basic information useful to graduate students about peer-reviewed science publication and the various tools that one can use to navigate  and facilitate the process. Advice on writing style, figure creation, LaTeX, and responding to reviewer comments is given to a general science audience with … Continue reading