About

I am an academic teaching at a small and lively state university on the East coast of the United States.  This blog chronicles my explorations of a field very different from my own area (theoretical particle physics) — Global Climate Change.  I have been passionately interested in and concerned about the environment all through my childhood and young-adulthood in India, and given the overwhelming importance of climate change, I wish to study it in all its multidisciplinary splendour.  I took an online course on the science of global warming from the University of Chicago’s David Archer in Fall 2013, and I am currently taking a UC San Diego online course called Climate Change in Four Dimensions, taught by experts in science and policy.   I am completing a course in complexity theory (also online) from the Santa Fe Institute, taught by Melanie Mitchell, in part because I’d like to explore the connections.  The Adventure Begins!

Note: Header picture (of the Taman-Negara tropical rainforest in Malaysia) is by V. Arkhipov, from Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taman-Negara.jpg)

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