Hullo, whirled! Welcome to Topologic Oceans!
This is my current internet outpost, where I share my thoughts on science and society.
My formal training is in mathematics and chemistry, but my interests are antedisciplinary – if it’s in Complexity, I’m down. To within a standard deviation, I am most interested in biogeochemistry: How is it that geological, chemical, and biological forces interact? How did geology give birth to biology, those billions of years ago? How has biology altered geology since? How did the interactions of atoms and molecules progress over geologic time to emerge as me?
Specific areas I am interested in include:
- L-systems and leaf venation
- Cellular automata
- Unconventional computation
- Gaia (eg, climate regulation by algae) and Medea (eg, the oxygen catastrophe) hypotheses
I am currently involved in an emerging DIYBio Lab; we are interested in advancing open source and community-based science.
If you want to have a more involved conversation, I’d love to hear from you! I can be reached at Charles(dot)Soeder(at)gmail(dot)com
TopologicOceans elsewhere on the SplinternetS
- ‘CO2 Problems‘ – A chemistry demonstration explaining ocean acidification. ‘no one but charlie can make the apocalypse seem cute’ – glassresistor
- DIY Spectro at HackaDay
- DIY Spectro at BoingBoing
- DIY Spectro II at HackaDay
- ‘CO2 Trouble’ at EPOCA
- ‘CO2 Trouble’ at Skeptical Science
- ‘Graphing Out Loud’ at Ciencias de la Atmosfera
ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selection for ‘John Everett part IV.4: Has this happened before?‘
With the exception of ‘Fire In A Crowded Theater’ situations and spam, I will allow most any comment here. I do, however, reserve the right to relocate off-topic / disruptive comments for the sake of signal to noise ratio.
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