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I am a postdoc in philosophy.

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
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?
Nov
3
awarded  Student