Locked down in London.
Ok, official UK govt advice still seems to be that I should trek across London (via public transport) with my pre-school girls to bring them to their nursery (located @ImperialCollege where I work).
Trump is a narcissistic idiot who only cares about the Fed & how he wasn’t wrong about Google (he was). He makes Pence seem reasonable; Birx, Fauci &c on the US coronavirus team actually seem like experts.
So why isn’t Boris and the UK giving us similar information?
- Imperial College (my employer)
- The University & Colleges Union
- A yoga studio in New Jersey
- The Royal Astronomical Society
- My gym
- Several politicians in San Francisco, where I lived 20 years ago
- Cubitts Opticians
- The Institute of Physics
- The International Astronomical Union
Helen Ward, a professor of public health at Imperial College London, said the government’s advisers should disclose more of their thinking. “We don’t know the evidence [for] its decisions”.
Just had a wonderful rendezvous with old friend and present-day Bohemist @PeterZusi, made possible by the otherwise unpleasant #USSstrike. We haven’t seen each other since University — only our friends know how long that is (a long time).
Unconscious bias: Walked into the men’s room at the V&A museum. The walls were pink, so I immediately walked back out to check that it was really the Men’s room — even though the first thing I had seen was a row of urinals.
I was one of the first customers at the excellent new Guillam coffee house. If you’re around South Kensington in London, I definitely recommend it—one of the best places for a drip/filter coffee around (& espressos too).
Lovely interview by Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) with Freeman Dyson on his eschatological musings.