Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University,
Tempe, Arizona, and CPES, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
This file contains a list of web-based resources for use
in connection with my graduate courses, book, web-based articles and talks. If
you have items you would like me to add, please email me. However, I am
aiming to be exemplary rather than comprehensive, so please don't be
offended if I leave material out. Latest version of this document
28th October 2005.
The ACEPT program involves extensive web-based
learning, including the
Patterns in Nature
course aimed primarily at teachers in Arizona.
ACEPT is linked nationally with
ECEPT, the Electronic Collaborative for Excellence in
the Preparation of Teachers. These collaborations are now out of funding, so enquiries should
be routed to an important succesor collaboration Cresmet.
One of the more amazing cases of patterns in nature are snowflakes. If, like me, you are
fascinated by crystal growth, you ought to visit the
Snow Crystals site in, of all
places, Caltech. Run by Ken
Libbrecht, this site is a must for crystal growers with an interest in public understanding
of science. Good pictures too - if only ice weren't so complicated.
There is a whole range of advice to graduate students on the web, such as the informal
So long, and thanks for the Ph.D.! writen by
Ronald Azuma, recently of the University of
North Carolina. There is a 1995 Committeee on Science, Engineering and
Public Policy (COSEUP) report
On being a (responsible) scientist.
Imagine all possible ranges of advice in between, and don't get depressed.
Research is supposed to be fun, but, yes, responsible behavior is important.
My own feeling on the isolated, but very prominent, publishing scandals of a few years ago,
is that the key to avoiding such problems is
Get updates on this issue
here. The bottom line for research students is: don't fool yourself, don't try to fool
your advisor, and don't let him/her fool you. Enjoy!