Thursday, October 26, 2006

Don't cry for me

ARGENTINA!!!
Three YU physics professors, with the help of the National Science Foundation (NSF), are organizing an international conference on complex systems in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Part of their grant proposal was to bring a few YU students along to the conference. I am one of the three physics students invited to attend, so Stacy and I will be going to Argentina this December! And note, that since they're upside-down there on the southern hemisphere, not only do I get a chance to see an entirely different night sky, it will be warm in December.

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  1. A word of warning. Mar del Plata is not so warm in December. It is pretty, far south at the 38° parallel. Average temperatures fluxate from 281 K in July to 292 K in January. It only gets real hot there for ten days a year. Since December is only spring there, I would estimate the temperature to be 287 K or 57° F, for those unscientific types. Wikipedia also had this to say about spring weather: "Springtime is often marred by sea winds and sudden temperature's changes." Well it should be hotter than here anyway.

    Hmmm, actually the weather in Mar del Plata would be a pretty good example of a complex system.

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  2. may i just say, that is pretty darn cool!

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  3. stars you have never seen before!! take a picture of the southern cross will you?

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  4. Jonathan/Yoni makes a good point Eli. You may want to stop off herebefore you go.

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  5. Jonathan/Yoni makes a good point Eli. You may want to stop off herebefore you go.

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