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Joseph Tibbs

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

Welcome to the appendices. I promise I’m not going to pull a Tolkien and make them full books in their own right—but I’m not putting a length restriction on myself this week. Consider yourself warned.

Joseph Tibbs

Monday, July 29, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

I thought about calling this "Wave Goodbye", but that pun was pretty bad, and also I'm not ready to cry today. Instead, let's do math!

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

No puns this week? How novel.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

Let’s not call it ‘peer pressure’—I prefer to think of it as emulating something I admire in other people.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

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I have no emotional connection with my toothbrush.

Joseph Tibbs

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

The title of this blog post probably set racing the hearts of any physicists reading it, and possibly put a smug smile on the face of any engineers. The theorist and experimentalist are often seen as opposing forces in science: one’s work approximates what the other’s proclaims. But which one does which job depends on whom you ask.

Just another physics nerd

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

They say not to judge a book by its cover.  But what about a pizza by its cheese or a silicon chip by its top layer?  This week was full of things hidden (but still important!) underneath the surface.

 

Joseph Tibbs

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

If I seem a bit on edge, it’s because we just heated oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 477.6 K, for those of you with a thing for scientific units) and discovered that the plastic on certain objects does in fact begin to decompose at elevated temperatures. It’s a long story.

Your typical nerd

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Joseph Tibbs

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Even at this early point of the summer, I’m afraid that if I blink, I’ll miss the rest of it—week two felt, if anything, faster than the first. Maybe it’s because this week I got to start working at NIST on my research project.

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