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We have a talk at the Offtopicarium !

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A few weeks ago, Piotr Migdal made me aware of the Offtopicarium (he is among the organizers), which is a mixture of scientific conference, workshop, and geek gathering ;-). Its purpose is to discuss topics and ideas, which are usually off-topic  to "regular" events and meetings, but nevertheless interesting and exciting.  The Offtopicarium welcomes (rather geeky ;-) ...) people, who have a good idea and are passionate about it, such as scientists, entrepreneurs, people involved in startups, NGOs, and such.

So, after nice discussions and kind encouragement by Piotr Migdal, I finally submitted an abstract. It got just accepted, such that we will have  a (20 min + 20 min discussion)  talk  about PhysicsOverflow at the

5th Offtopicarium (26-28.09.2014, Węgierska Górka, Poland)

(Click the title for more information!)

Of course, I will shamelessly use this opportunity to introduce and advertise PhysicsOverflow:

The Q&A part as a revival of  Theoretical Physics SE and a physics analogue of MathOverflow, whereas the Reviews section should take the role of an overdue competitor of the (outdated and flawed in many ways) journal peer-reviewing process.

And who knows, maybe we will also find a second system developer there, to help and unburden Polarkernel ...?

Anyway, summer holidays are mostly over (at least in Germany ...) and members of PhysicsOverflow are heartily encouraged to make PhysicsOverflow look as awesome  as possible by nice contributions ;-) !

Even though I already have some ideas of course ;-), I would be happy to consider suggestions concerning the talk, they can be mentioned for example in the comments here.

Cheers !

(This is a repost from our blog)

asked Aug 24, 2014 in Announcements by Dilaton (4,295 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Aug 24, 2014 by dimension10

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Now I did it ... :-).

I think the response to my talk at the Offtopicarium was very positive and I could confer some of my love for PhysicsOverflow and what it is meant to be to the audience.

The slides of my talk can be seen here (I hope they are updated to remove a serious error) and there is also a short post on our blog.

answered Oct 4, 2014 by Dilaton (4,295 points) [ revision history ]

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