Monthly Archives: July 2024

GMU’s department of atmospheric, oceanic, and Earth sciences fixes the PhD qualifying exam.

Physics Today’s July 2024 issue provides the happy news, in an article authored by Timothy DelSole and Paul A. Dirmeyer. They begin in this (excerpted) vein: As senior scientists, we have navigated the challenging waters of the PhD qualifying exam—both … Continue reading

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AI impact on global energy demand. Further incentive to think like the Wright brothers.

On July 11 my InBox contained this contribution from a New York Times (subscription) service, a thoughtful piece by David Gelles entitled A.I.’s insatiable appetite for energy. He cited an interview that he and other reporters had held some weeks … Continue reading

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NASEM’s inaugural State of the Science Address

On June 26, Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences and Chair of the National Research Council, presented what NASEM billed as an inaugural State of the Science Address. A February press release had publicized the event this way: “Just … Continue reading

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When it comes to artificial intelligence and weather, think like the Wright brothers.

On May 13th  the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate held a day of sessions entitled Enabling US Leadership in Artificial Intelligence for Weather. A webcast made the experience available to a … Continue reading

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