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Nov
18th
2019

Juggling Too Many Jobs (Update on Commissioning SciComm Stories) · 11:16pm Nov 18th, 2019

Re-watching S9E11 Student Counsel the other day made me really relate to Starlight Glimmer. I am also currently in the non-stop business of a college teaching post, with students demanding my attention, and I want to help them. This term has turned out even crazier than usual as a last-minute change meant the sub-atomic physics course I usually teach next term is happening now. In addition to my other teaching duties of vectors, complex numbers, calculus, nuclear physics lab. Somehow I

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Dec
8th
2019

Commissioning Particle Physics Stories - Reminder · 10:54pm Dec 8th, 2019

A reminder that I am offering to commission pony stories inspired by particle physics. I am offering £25 ($32.84) per 1000 words for fics in some way connected to one of these topics:

Dark Matter
Neutrinos
Antimatter
Future Colliders
Cosmic Rays

For full details see this post: Commissioning Fanfiction for Science Communication – Inviting Pitches

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Oct
5th
2019

Commissioning Fanfiction for Science Communication – Inviting Pitches · 6:30pm Oct 5th, 2019

Update: The deadline to send pitches for this project has now passed. However if anyone has an idea for a story about one of the topics listed below, feel free to contact me. I might be persuaded to commission it.

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Jul
15th
2017

Particle Gadgeteering · 11:11pm Jul 15th, 2017

For anyone interested in my real world adventures and general science stuff, I have now created a non-pony blog. Check out https://particlegadgeteering.wordpress.com/

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Jul
31st
2019

Proposal: Commissioning Fanfiction for Science Communication · 9:31pm Jul 31st, 2019

I would like to invite comments on an idea I have for a future science communication fanfiction project. This has been taking shape in my head for some months, but it is only now I have had time to write up a plan.

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Jan
28th
2019

State of the Science Communicator · 12:14am Jan 28th, 2019

Apologies for not posting so much over the last two months. I have not been so active on Fimfiction for a while for various reasons. The past year has been difficult in more than one way. But I am hoping to be more active for 2019.

It seems a good time to reflect on what I am doing.

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Aug
8th
2019

SciComm with Fanfic – Further details · 9:03pm Aug 8th, 2019

It was great to see lots of interest in the proposal in my last blog post. This has convinced me this project is worth pursuing, but also highlighted a few things I need to think about. I will now work on preparing a more detailed description of what I want, a full brief of the particle physics topics (I think my abstract on antimatter was perhaps a bit too abstract an illustration). I will then invite anyone interested to pitch me a (very brief) story idea. If I manage to stick to my summer

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Feb
24th
2019

I won something! · 10:42am Feb 24th, 2019

This post is excessively self-congratulatory. Should I try to be as cool as Rainbow Dash?

Or should I declare myself the Greatest and Most Powerfullest physics-themed pony fanfiction writer in Oxford University?

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Dec
1st
2019

Cosmic Rays · 11:09pm Dec 1st, 2019

Dec
11th
2019

Particle Physics with Pony Fanfic – Antimatter and Colliders · 11:57pm Dec 11th, 2019

Continuing my discussion of possible story ideas about High Energy Physics for my SciComm with FanFic project. Deadline for pitching stories: 15 December.

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Dec
23rd
2017

Science Communication with My Little Pony Fan Fiction · 6:04pm Dec 23rd, 2017

I have a new post on my Particle Gadgeteering blog, which is all about pony fiction. However (before you all rush off to read it) this one is not written for you (although you are still welcome to read and comment of course). This is my attempt to explain what I do on Fimfiction to my fellow science communicators, many of whom have only the haziest idea about what fan fiction is, and whose only knowledge of My Little Pony is vague memories of a plastic toy from thirty year ago. This is

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Dec
10th
2019

Particle Physics with Pony Fanfic – Dark Matter and Neutrinos · 10:33pm Dec 10th, 2019

I gather some writers interested in my science communication project would appreciate some story ideas to help develop their own, so in this post I will give some of my thoughts on how to turn my given particle physics research topics into a story. I would, however, remind those thinking of participating that your don’t have to follow this. If you have a totally different idea

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Oct
12th
2019

Yak Particle Physics · 8:07pm Oct 12th, 2019

According to her temporary science teacher “...Yona has taken to the subject like a yak to smashing!”

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Apr
9th
2020

Stay Indoors. Take a trip to Geneva · 10:09pm April 9th

How are you all coping at the moment?

Here in England, I am stuck at home, allowed out once a day for exercise. It has been a confusing past few weeks. Things I had been planning for months were abruptly cancelled, and I then had to quickly make new plans. I am fortunate that I have a place to live and have a job. I have been trying to assist some others unfairly threatened with redundancy, which is rather stressful, much more for them than me.

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Jul
16th
2019

Evaluation of Polar Vortex Reader Questionnaire · 9:00pm Jul 16th, 2019

Now catching up with the tasks I intended to do months ago. Here is a report on the reader questionnaire for Polar Vortex. Thanks to everyone who completed that. Sorry this is a bit technical and written for science communication evaluation nerds (I have done courses on this). I’ll write something fun, with Pinkie Pie in it, next week...

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Feb
8th
2020

Daring Do and the Mysteries of Particle Physics · 7:14pm February 8th

GMBlackjack has now published a pony particle physics story I commissioned. Check out Daring Do and the Inexplicable Artifact. An A.K. Yearling adventure in which our pegasus hero discovers a mysterious object that appears to be shooting some sort of beam, but while it is evidently drawing a lot of power, it appears to have no effect whatsoever on anything in its path. Daring enlists the help of

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Jul
11th
2018

SciComm, Ponies, Puffins, and the Donald · 10:42pm Jul 11th, 2018

Mar
29th
2019

The Art of Polar Vortex Explanation · 11:03pm Mar 29th, 2019

New story out now. Check it out here:

EPolar Vortex
Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle seek to track down the causes of extreme cold weather at the Cloudsdale Weather Factory.
Pineta · 4.6k words  ·  53  1 · 603 views

I started writing this two months ago, when, as residents of some parts of the Northern Hemisphere may recall, it was rather chilly. This saw a return of headlines about the Polar Vortex and a resulting spectrum of science stories, and a twitterstorm of science communicators trying to both correct misconceptions and cash in on the interest in a science topic.

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