For the last few years I have joked that my New Year’s Resolution was to start using Facebook. I have had an account for many years, but I only log on once a year, and I have to confess that I find the whole thing rather mystifying. As a professor at MIT this is all a bit embarrassing, so this year my resolution was to at least update my personal website, which hasn’t changed for ten years. This blog is the result.
Part of my motivation has also been the excellent blog by my friend Arjun Raj. We were postdocs together in the van Oudenaarden lab, and his blog has been a fun way for me to keep in touch with him (or at least to hear what he has been thinking about, since I typically don’t respond in any way).