Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I've posted.  I've been horribly busy keeping up with teaching at LSU (and trying my best to make my lectures interesting), getting my LIGO work done (we are preparing for the 3rd software engineering run for Advanced LIGO [read about the first one here]), and some personal life complications that we all deal with from time to time.  I understand better why the blessing, "May you live in interesting times," is more of a curse.

So, to tide you over until my next full post (tomorrow), here is the feature presentation of the Science Education Center's monthly Science Saturday - Halloween Edition (2011):

Here, William Katzman (Science Education Center Lead) plays a laid back fellow with some paranormal explanations of "spooky phenomena".  I play a scientist who explains all of the phenomena in terms of science.  Before the day of the presentation, we decided what spooky phenomena we were going to use, but we never rehearsed the show - I'm surprised it turned out so well (if I say so myself)!