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Name:
Bram Boroson, Master of Subtle Ways and Straight
Birthdate:
13 December 1967
External Services:
  • bram@livejournal.com
  • BramBoro
Schools:
I'm a tenure-track professor living near Atlanta, GA, studying X-ray emission from elliptical galaxies. I was an astronomy instructor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Before that, I was a postdoc in X-ray astrophysics at MIT. I've also taught at The Claremont Colleges in California, The College of Wooster in Ohio, and I've done postdoctoral research at NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I went to grad school in Boulder, CO and college at Oberlin, OH.

My favorite of my journal entries:

First journal entry
Disclaimer

Philosophy

Anthropic principle
Anthropic principle 2

Ethics

Politics

Opinion of Iraq invasion
Einstein: radical
Resistance: futile?
Sex
Antiabortion terrorism

Relationships

Theory of love

Dancing

Right-handed bitches
Noodling at ManRay
Standing dance

Misc.

Hippie commune
Heroes of creativity


Recommended sites:

Scientific

www.arxiv.org: preprint server
ADS: astronomical papers (recent ones require subscription)
Astronomy Picture of the Day: students should go here daily

Misc.

www.metafilter.com: timely group blog and discussion
Wikipedia, the user-created encyclopedia

Political

Matthew Yglesias's blog
Democratic Underground
Huffingtonpost.com, left political blog

LiveJournal

ljbook.com: turn your LJ into a book
ljsearch.net: search LiveJournal
Who added or left your LJ friends list, and when

Physics blogs

Cosmic Variance
Lubos Motl, pro-string theory nutjob
Peter Woit, anti-string theory moonbat
John Baez's This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics
agnosticism, al gore, albert einstein, art, astronomy, astrophysics, atheism, bach, barack obama, beethoven, bertrand russell, biking, black holes, brian eno, buddhism, calvin and hobbes, carl sagan, cats, cellular automata, chandra x-ray observatory, classical music, co-ops, comedy, conlon nancarrow, conversation, cooking, cosmology, curiosity, daniel pinkwater, david byrne, eighties music, epicureanism, epicurus, ethiopian food, eugene ionesco, eugene mirman, fitness, franz kafka, friends, gary larson, general relativity, glenn gould, gnosticism, green tea, greg egan, habaneros, hercules x-1, hiking, humor, ice cream, ideas, indian food, infinite, infinity, information, intelligence, isaac bashevis singer, italian food, italo calvino, james joyce, kristin hersh, kronos quartet, kurt godel, leonard cohen, lewis carroll, literature, livejournal, logic, lucretius, mac os x, manray, marc chagall, math, mathematica, mc hawking, milorad pavic, modernism, monty python, movies, mozart, music, neutron stars, nks, oberlin college, obscurity, olaf stapledon, paradox, paradoxes, paul auster, philosophy, physics, piano, poetry, politics, programming, prokofiev, quantum gravity, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, radiohead, reading, relaxation, relaxing, remedios varo, research, satire, science, shakespeare, spin networks, spinoza, stand-up comedy, stanislaw lem, stars, stephen jay gould, superstring theory, sushi, talking, talking heads, teaching, telescopes, the baffler, the beatles, the bianchi identities, thinking, thomas henry huxley, throwing muses, travel, trivalent networks, ulysses, vegetarianism, walking, william blake, wittgenstein, writing, zen,

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