We asked our PF Advisors to tell us what their favorite science or math blog is (other than PF Insights). Here are their responses…
Terry Tao’s math blog:
That a person of his stature is so helpful to us mere mortals I think is amazing. But there is a very egalitarian spirit here in Australia where he was born and that has obviously rubbed off I think to the benefit of all. He could have gone to Harvard or any university to do his undergrad and Masters – but remained at a humble local university, Flinders University in Adelaide.
As an aside they have a very interesting interdisciplinary math/science program for years 10 and 11:
Would like to see a calculus subject though – but it must be integrated into it because in grade 12 they assume you already have done basic calculus – that’s the stage 2 they talk about. Also I think for the people going to that type of program they should complete the equivalent of calculus BC in grade 11.
One of my favorite science blogs is Derek Lowe’s In the Pipeline blog. The blog is written by a chemist working in drug discovery and covers topics related to chemistry, biology and the pharmaceutical industry. Particularly entertaining is his “Things I won’t work with” series, describing some of the crazies compounds chemists have ever worked with in the lab, full of tales of exploding lab equipment, incredibly smelly compounds, and Satan’s kimchi.
I like the Quanta Magazine
and Nature’s blogs with their daily newsletter Nature Briefings
Then there are some German ones from Spektrum der Wissenschaft (the German version of Scientific American) and the German Physical Society
I have a BS in Information Sciences from UW-Milwaukee. I’ve helped manage Physics Forums for over 17 years. I enjoy learning and discussing new science developments. STEM communication and policy are big interests as well. I have a lovely wife and a cat named Mason.