What does the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle have to do with microscopy?

A more technical post than most. If the symbol and the equation look familiar to you, you’ll be fine. If not, you may still like the post, but in case you’re about to depart I’ll put my customary link to my pop-science biophysics book’s description here, and also share this week’s news that it will … Continue reading What does the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle have to do with microscopy?

The Case of the Rising Conference Registration Fee

Synopsis: I investigate a mystery about rising conference costs and reach a different conclusion than expected. (From 2019; a January 2022 update is at the end.) A few days ago I was registering for the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, the major yearly gathering of Physicists, and noticed that the registration fee is quite … Continue reading The Case of the Rising Conference Registration Fee