Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hey, Santos, where ya been?

Hi Internet,

Sorry I've been neglecting you.  I'm not dead (at least not yet.)  I've just been busy teaching and purifying my physics chi through an archaic voodoo ritual otherwise known as applying for tenure track physics positions.  For those unfamiliar with the process, it's kind of like self-immolation except there's more begging and no warm toasty feeling.  The good news is after months of soul-crushing rejection, I just received an offer from a very good school.  I'll be at Simpson College in Iowa next year, and I'm very excited to be working with the extraordinarily talented and innovative faculty members there.

Soon to be my new digs.

In any event, I have a bit more free time, and I'm hoping to start posting new fun problems and (possibly) some fun physics videos.

Aaron Santos is a physicist and author of the books How Many Licks? Or How to Estimate Damn Near Anything and Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions. Follow him on Twitter at @aarontsantos.

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