by Andre on 31 January 2007
I recently got an e-mail from Michelle Oyen after she came across Phil’s post on worm like chains while she was preparing an article for an online journal club at iMechanica. This was the first I had heard of iMechanica, but it seems to be a very interesting community for anyone interested in mechanics. Many leading mechanicians are members of the site including Erik Van der Giessen and Brian DiDonna (two theorists that have recently published interesting papers on biological gels) who both responded to Michelle’s initial post. From now on, I will be cross-posting mechanics related posts like this one at iMechanica to try to reach a broader audience. It seems like it’s also a good place to post job searches and things of that nature. It’s a great site. Check it out.
There’s also a new blog written by Sujit, a colleague here at Penn, called metadatta. He’s an undergraduate interested in condensed matter physics, but based on his ongoing series of posts on computational neuroscience I can only conclude that he is Biocurious. Don’t fight it Sujit. There’s a vibrant bio community in Philadelphia indulging their desire to understand wet matter physics. Join us!