December 20, 2004 - I am finished working for the term, so now I can relax and enjoy some holidays.
November 1, 2004 - I had a good evening last night - my grandparents visited me for Halloween, and I got the chance to talk with my grandpa in detail about his WWII service in the air force. It is really interesting to listen to a veteran and really understand the times.
October 31,2004 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!
October 25, 2004 - Our paper on light dark matter and detection through B-meson experiments has been accepted into Physical Review Letters and should be published soon.
September 21, 2004 - More problems. The university is putting pressure on all of the graduate students to attend more guest lectures, but the lectures always land on the same day that I have the doctor's insisting I take my father for his weekly blood tests. I tried to get the test rescheduled, but the doctor is determined to have it on certain days. I may have to ignore the doctor and try to force him to be reasonable.
September 7, 2004 - Another school year is starting. It looks like my advisor will be away for much of the year, and so I am doing a lot of research on my own and checking in with him from a far.
September 1, 2004 - I can't wait for the school term to start again. I always enjoyed the aura on a campus for the first day of classes.
August 23, 2004 - For those who have been asking, yes I am still updating my website. I have just been so busy over the summer with my research and with tending to my parent's medical conditions that I haven't had any spare time for chatting...
July 11, 2004 - I finally have enough spare time to do a two day camping trip holiday, so I am taking the opportunity. I will post photos upon my return.
June 8, 2004 - I have just finished my examinations, and am officially a doctoral candidate now.
June 2, 2004 - After working 16 hours per day for the last four days, I have finished my candidacy report and presentation, and now I just have to defend my work before my committee.
March 8, 2004 - I have been invited to spend next year at the Perimeter Institute doing research. I would really like to go - this is the top place in Canada if not in the world for theoretical physics - but unfortunately I still haven't been able to arrange home care for my parents, so I am stuck here again :(
March 2, 2004 - A while ago I posted a note on light dark matter as an explanation of the positron excess in the galaxy. Two members of the University of Victoria theory group (and two of my three graduate advisors) just published another version of this model in which the relics decay into positrons. It is an interesting paper, and can be viewed here.
January 24, 2004 - Another of my papers has been posted to the arXiv now. This one involves the idea that dark matter could be in the form of sub-GeV mass particles, and that they could be detected in existing B-meson decay experiments.
December 20, 2003 - I thought I had everything planned and prepared so I could relax over Christmas - and then today my parent's television burned out. So I will be spending the weekend battling with the crowds trying to buy them a new one :(
November 4, 2003 - I have been asked to give a presentation to the department (although everyone is welcome) on the present constraints on models of large extra dimensions. Once I have my notes finished I will post them in the publications section.
October 10, 2003 - I am leaving for the long weekend holidays now. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! October 10, 2003 - There is an interesting articles on the arXiv that was posted a few weeks ago. Recently the EGRET satellite experiment found that there is an excess of positrons in the galaxy, with no known source, and this paper has suggested the possibility that it is created by annihilations of light dark matter. Usually dark matter particles are assumed to be very heavy, but this indicates that they could be quite light.
October 10, 2003 - I am leaving for the long weekend holidays now. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
October 10, 2003 - There is an interesting articles on the arXiv that was posted a few weeks ago. Recently the EGRET satellite experiment found that there is an excess of positrons in the galaxy, with no known source, and this paper has suggested the possibility that it is created by annihilations of light dark matter. Usually dark matter particles are assumed to be very heavy, but this indicates that they could be quite light.
July 15, 2003 - I won't be at my desk for the next two weeks, because I am heading over to UBC for a conference on modern physics/string theory/ cosmology. It looks like they could have some interesting lectures this year.
June 22, 2003 - Once again I am not going to get a proper vacation because of all the work I am doing - I can't believe I am up to 100 hours per week at times. But I have forced myself to put everything on hold for the next two days so that I can get out of the city for a rest. I may or may not return :)