Effective Altruism

Effective altruism is an area of practical moral philosophy that extends the ideas of altruism, i.e. selflessly doing good things for other people, to determine, through evidence and reason, the most good you can do for other people. It combines both philosophy and the scientific method to determine the most effective way for an individual to improve the world and gives compelling reasoning to incorporate this into their lifestyle.

Charity ain’t giving people what you wants to give, It’s giving people what they need to get.

Terry Pratchett, Hogfather.

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New publication: MHD waves in an asymmetric magnetic slab

The Sun today

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In our latest paper, Robertus Erdélyi and I give a complete account of the transverse magneto-acoustic waves that can propagate along an asymmetric isolated magnetic slab.

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Creating a website using Nikola

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It seems appropriate to write about the software I am using to design, build, and host this website. In brief, I am using:

In this post I will discuss my use of Nikola and give a short tutorial of how to get started with your own Nikola website.

Nikola is a Python package that allows the user to create static websites using Python metadata. It allows each webpage to be writen in a markup language such and html or RestructuredText and orchistrates them using Python. Python is a particularly good language to support because it leads the way for open source scientific programming, and is rapidly growing throughout science.

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Welcome

Welcome to my website and blog, where I hope to keep an up-to-date record of my research as well as post about things that interest me. Having recently started my PhD, I have a lot of things to write about and a lot of time to write them, so now seems like an appropriate starting point to record my progress.

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