Monthly Archives: November 2011

John Gray on liberty and progress

I have been reading a great collection of essays, Gray’s Anatomy, by John Gray former Professor of Politics at Oxford University.  So far I have read the first section, Gray talks scathingly about current (western) ideas of liberty and progress.  … Continue reading

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Global hyperwarming

The latest New Scientist carries an article on longer term climate change and notes possibility of global hyperwarming.  This is well into the future and talks about the earth being 10 degrees hotter than now.  Not impossible, the planet has been there … Continue reading

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Random matrices and forecasting

My current reading has included an old New Scientist plus magazine I found whilst sorting some papers at home.  The older one carried an article about random matrices which are a mathematical tool developed to help calculate the likelihood of quantum particles moving … Continue reading

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Planning a PhD Thesis

I was discussing my PhD with my supervisor last week.  Basically I was explaining that I was finding it hard to keep motivated as my interests kept taking me off in different directions.  Further, and worse, I wasn’t at all … Continue reading

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Sustainability and motivation

I have been pressing on with my PhD research of late, specifically the interpretation of the interviews I carried out last year.  This has reduced the amount of reading I have been able to undertake.  However I have been able … Continue reading

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