Blogs add a new dimension to physics. ‘In July 2004 security and safety fears led to the temporary closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the original home of the atomic bomb. Months passed and parts of the lab remained shut. Some staff members opted to leave, while others grumbled to friends and family but essentially endured the situation. Concerned at the lack of public debate, Doug Roberts – a computer scientist at the lab – decided to start an online discussion forum to allow staff to air their views.’ This article contains a selection of physics blogs.
February 4, 2006 Leave a Comment