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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships to advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts (except the performing arts). 26 more words


One Fine Conformal Transformation

It’s been a while since I posted a cute physics problem, so try this one for size. It is taken from a book of examples I was given in 1984 to illustrate a course on… 406 more words

Cute Problems

Caring about the transformative power of education

I’m Ros Smith and I studied Natural Sciences at New Hall (now Murray Edwards) in the 1980s. No-one from my family had attended university, and so coming to Cambridge (from a small town in Yorkshire) was both a challenging and a life-enhancing experience.   373 more words

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The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

“Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.” 7 more words

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You Made Me Ink!

And so the last week of Natural Sciences has drawn to a close. Goodness, it took all ten weeks for me to stop calling it Social Sciences. 706 more words


Climate Change Analogy

Think about your favorite story, the one where there is a huge threat to civilization, but the people don’t think it’s real or that it will not affect them.  382 more words

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