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Hi! I'm a queer mathematician, researching how social behavior evolves. Also a climate activist with Extinction Rebellion Boston. Hoping to find good math/queer/activist community here!

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So yesterday I talked a lot about #JWST, but that's not actually what I work on the most right now! Until we get JWST data I'm over in #Spitzer land, a previous #NASA space telescope that is unfortunately no longer operational.

Even though it's not actively collecting data, there is still so much #science we can do with what exists! 🔭

I have a grant from NASA to uniformly reanalyze ALL of the Spitzer #exoplanet phase curve data:

So what's a phase curve and why do we care?

Here's hoping Elon Musk's Twitter goes the same way as Rupert Murdoch's MySpace 🙏

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#2529 Unsolved Math Problems 

After decades of studying the curve and the procedure that generates it, the consensus explanation is "it's just like that."

Hi! I'm a queer mathematician, researching how social behavior evolves. Also a climate activist with Extinction Rebellion Boston. Hoping to find good math/queer/activist community here!

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