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I am a postdoc in philosophy.

I contribute to a blog for philosophers who use LaTeX. If you fall in to that niche, check it out: PhilTeX. (The blog will be of use to all kind of humanities scholars using LaTeX, I imagine, but it was started by, and is run by philosophers...) The blog is currently defunct, but may be resurrected soon.

I made this beamer colour change package that slowly changes the colour of structure elements of beamer presentations. Feedback welcome. I also made this moreenum package which adds new enumeration options. The TeX goodies page of my website includes some other bits and bobs I've done.


Jun
7
awarded  Yearling
Oct
5
comment How many oxygen molecules touch you in your lifetime?
OK, but how many unique molecules of oxygen?
Oct
5
awarded  Taxonomist
Dec
3
awarded  Caucus
May
13
comment Cooling a cup of coffee with help of a spoon
What strikes me about this is that none of the methods differ that much and none is that much better than no spoon...
Mar
31
accepted “Natural units” of mass
Mar
31
awarded  Scholar
Mar
31
accepted How do subgrid-scale parametrisations in climate models work?
Mar
1
comment Chaos and continuous flow
Well, dimensionality is my main interest, but I'm interested in what else has to be the case. Put it this way: things like positive (or is it negative? I forget) lyapunov exponents, "sensitive dependence" and the like are what I'd take as characterising a system as chaotic. So the question should be "What needs to be the case for it to be possible that a dynamical system can have positive lyapunov exponents?"
Feb
28
asked Chaos and continuous flow
Dec
5
comment “Natural units” of mass
Well, the electron volt is a tiny unit, but we just talk in terms of MeV...
Dec
3
asked “Natural units” of mass
Nov
19
awarded  Critic
Nov
8
comment Why were the SI base quantities chosen as such?
The one that always bugs me is mass: it's still defined in terms of the International Prototype Kilogram: a chunk of metal in Paris. One, that's crazy! Two, I find it unsatisfactory that the SI unit has an SI prefix. Surely, the SI unit of mass should be the gramme...
Nov
6
asked How do subgrid-scale parametrisations in climate models work?
Nov
6
revised Reference request: statistical inference with real world (chaotic) data, e.g. climate/weather data
made clear that I'm looking for a reference
Nov
5
comment Will Determinism be ever possible?
Laplace's demon would not be troubled by chaos: if it knew the exact initial conditions, there would be no exponential growth of error (there would be no error).
Nov
5
comment What determines the (minimum) angle at which a domino falls over?
How did you draw those pictures, out of interest...
Nov
5
awarded  Supporter
Nov
5
comment Reference request: statistical inference with real world (chaotic) data, e.g. climate/weather data
Is there a nice reference that summarises this stuff?