Wednesday, March 16, 2005
My friend and frequent collaborator Mark Trodden has buckled under the pressure and finally started a blog of his own, Orange Quark. "Orange" because he is in the Physics department at Syracuse, a Big East power and longtime rival of my alma mater, Villanova. Both schools somehow made it into Slate's list of NCAA basketball teams we hate, which makes little sense to me.
Mark's humor and intelligence will be very welcome in the blogosphere. His first post introduces himself, but I should also say that the graduate students at the Cosmo-02 conference voted him "Best-Dressed Cosmologist" in a contest that wasn't really very close. Okay, so the competition wasn't all that fierce. There was also a vote for worst-dressed, which had a rather more crowded field. And I'm going to keep the winner of that one secret.
Rumors persist that Lisa Randall will also start blogging soon. I think it would help with her book sales.