Thinking, as I do every year on the Summer solstice, of venturing at dawn with @disquiet to join Sun Ra and Don Cherry welcoming the sun at the southern tip of Manhattan.
Not sure how to process this from my undergrad alma mater. It actually seems that they are admitting to systemic racism but are unwilling to call it that. Yale Astronomers Said Their Department Isn’t Racist Because They Hired One Black Employee In 1985
Welcome triumph of privacy over a centralised database — from an institution with a very bad IT track record. UK virus-tracing app switches to Google-Apple model - BBC News
Do you remember how your science teachers told you that all numbers had to have error bars? This is why.
"There is concern that there should only be one public message about the science. But there isn’t such a thing as ‘the science’. There are lots of different sciences.”
This Wednesday, we @ImperialAstro will cancel our regular (virtual) seminar to support #ShutDownSTEM and #Strike4BlackLives, instead holding a discussion of issues of race and anti-black racism in astrophysics, science, academia — and the wider world.
I’m also happy to report that @ImperialPhysics has postponed its monthly staff meeting in further support and solidarity.
After a day by the beautiful Thames, overcrowded & difficult to social-distance, flabbergasted that the UK govt isn’t pushing masks much more strongly (yes, mostly for others, not the wearer). Mayor @SadiqKhan is there an opportunity for you to step up, for London at least?