Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I'm not dead, just writing a grant

I expect to kick-start this puppy in August. I've been working on a grant, which I will send out next week.

As for the Boltzmann distribution post I keep promising, I luckily found a good text, Statistical Mechanics: A Survival Guide. It has an amazingly clear description of its derivation, and answers exactly the questions I was getting confused about (and this was after consulting a few physicsts and stat mech texts).

I will work up a brief summary of what I've learned about Boltzmann once I'm back. Also, I want to go back and edit some of my earlier entries to make them more clear and felicitious in their composition. I'd also like to change the format of the site, to make room for expansion in the future. Oh, and finish summarizing the first half of Hille and get on to more books!!! I'm thinking of something a bit more fun, and amenable to discussion, like Sejnowski's '23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience' or something.

See you all at SFN!