Particleshock.com had a birthday and I didn’t even notice. I can’t believe it’s already been five years. Oh well, maybe I’ll finally get…
Just a short note that I still plan on updating this website. I know it seems that every note I post promises the same thing but I’ve been quite busy. In the next two months that should change and I’ll have more time to devote to hobbies like this.
Sometimes I just have nothing to say. More often than not I just don’t know what to say. What information could I possibly have, that somebody with ADHD (read: the Internet at large), might force themselves to focus on for thirty seconds?
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything here. I apologize if you had subscribed by email newsletter or RSS feed and I notified you time and again that the same old content was available. I’ve tried several different Content Management Systems and email newsletter services; Each of which probably suggested that there was fresh content available here.
Do I really need to remind you to go out on vote on November 6? Do you really need encouragement to get out your designated polling place and exert political force?
Yes,I’ve heard the news. Avatar is going to become a thematic attraction at Disney parks. I’m not even going to bother with the…
You might ask why Professor Fermi is relevant to this blog. The short answer is particle shock acceleration or diffused shock acceleration are terms which often refer to Fermi Acceleration, which describes “the acceleration that charged particles undergo when reflected by a magnetic mirror”. This is thought to be the primary mechanism by which particles gain energy beyond the thermal energy in astrophysical shock waves.